Rouses To Reopen Flood-Destroyed Denham Springs Store Next Week


In mid-August, Rouses in Denham Springs was under water. (Photo from Rouses Facebook page)

Rouses Market will reopen its Denham Springs, Louisiana, store at 7 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14. The much anticipated news comes after the 50,000-s.f. unit was destroyed by the floods that ravaged the southern portion of the Pelican State over the summer.

In mid-August, as he was surveying the water damage, Rouses Markets CEO Donny Rouse told The Shelby Report that inventory loss alone totaled $1.5 million at the Denham Springs store, plus another $4 million in building and asset damage. Rouse said the grocery chain had flood insurance.

Employees of the store have been working at Rouses’ Ponchatoula location and at its Baton Rouge store, which debuted Aug. 24 as the flood cleanup in the area was under way.

“There was water all around (the Baton Rouge location), but fortunately the store was built high enough,” Rouse said in mid-August.

The Denham Springs store first opened in January 2015 in the Juban Crossing shopping center at 10130 Crossing Way.

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A former newspaper editor and publisher who has handled digital duties for The Shelby Report since 2011. She once enjoyed leisurely perusing the grocery store aisles but, since having a baby in 2016, is now an enthusiastic click-and-collect shopper.