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Rouses Supermarkets opens downtown New Orleans location: Live Coverage

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Louisiana-based Rouses Supermarkets is opening a downtown New Orleans location at 10 a.m. today.

It’s the first downtown grocery store in New Orleans in over 50 years.

Shelby Report staff writer Katie B. Davis is on hand and will be sending in updates throughout the grand opening event.

Update 10:20 a.m. (all times are EST)
[singlepic id=58 w=150 h=200 float=left] Susan Sistrunk, floral director for Rouses Supermarkets, readies the front of the store, which faces Barrone Street, for this morning’s grand opening and ribbon cutting.

 

 

[singlepic id=59 w=175 h=131.5 float=left] Outside the new Rouses Market in New Orleans.

 

 

 

 

Update 11:00 a.m.
[singlepic id=62 w=200 h=150 float=left] Donald Rouse (left, in the hat) prepares for the opening of his newest store. The mayor will arrive shortly and the grand opening will then begin.

 

 

[singlepic id=61 w=200 h=150 float=left] More than 30 New Orleans chefs have showed up for the Rouses grand opening.

 

 

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Mayor Mitch Landrieu preps for the grand opening.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Update 11:15 a.m.

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Chefs wait to toast the new Rouses.

 

 

 

[singlepic id=64 w=200 h=150 float=left] Kurt Weigel, president of Downtown Development, who was an integral part of getting Rouses downtown, addresses the crowd.

 

 

 

 

Update 11:52 a.m.

[singlepic id=66 w=200 h=150 float=left] Ali Rouse, daughter of Donald Rouse cuts the ribbon, marking the official opening of Rouses downtown supermarket.

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