Rouses Markets is debuting its newest store today, Feb. 26, in Kenner, Louisiana, six months after the grocery chain’s managing partner, Donny Rouse, signed the lease. The 55,000-s.f. site at 4041 Williams Boulevard previously housed a Winn-Dixie.
“There was a lot of work to do,” said Rouse. “We are very different from Winn-Dixie. Our design and construction teams took the time to make sure every detail is just right.”
Rouses Markets are known regionally for local produce, seafood and specialty meats. Each location has a unique mix of services and offerings.
“We designed this store just for this neighborhood,” added Rouse.
The market is stocked with the largest assortment of Rouses branded products and frozen food. It also has a variety of authentic South American, Central American and Mexican groceries.
At least three Rouses Markets are scheduled to open this year, including the company’s first location in Ponchatoula in the Berryland Shopping Center. The site, which also is a former Winn-Dixie, currently is undergoing renovations. It will open in April.
“I know everyone is eager to see what we’ve done with the space,” said Rouse.
A new Rouses Market in the Long Farm development at Airline and Jefferson Highway in Baton Rouge will be completed in June. A second Baton Rouge location already is under contract. Rouses also is preparing to break ground on a new store in its hometown of Thibodaux.
Rouses operates nearly four-dozen stores across Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.