Baton Rouge, La – May 23, 2022 – We are excited by the announcement of Rouses Markets planning to open a grocery store at Florida Boulevard and North Ardenwood Drive. This investment demonstrates the impact of revitalization efforts in that area, including the new Amazon facility. Identifying a viable location for a new grocery store was part of an ongoing endeavor to bring more options to food deserts in Baton Rouge.
Rouses Markets has been in conversation with our office since 2017 around our grocery store initiative. We are proud they saw the value in the Florida Boulevard corridor and acted swiftly. The collaboration involved my office, Councilman Cleve Dunn, Baton Rouge Area Chamber, Build Baton Rouge, and North Baton Rouge Economic Development District.
This is a major step towards grocery solutions in our disinvested communities and we will continue to work towards even more options for our residents.