A new Black owned grocery store has opened in Louisiana. It is located at 12250 Plank Rd. in what is known as the Brownsfield area of North Baton Rouge. The store’s owner, Tyrone Legette is a former NFL corner back who used to play for the New Orleans Saints.
The new Save-A-Lot celebrated it’s grand opening Tuesday evening along with city officials and other invited guests. The store is located in the Brookwood Village Shopping Center.
Metro Councilwoman Chauna Banks-Daniel said it has been about 15 years since the old Winn Dixie closed in the same location.
Mayor Holden said investors aren’t interested in North Baton Rouge. The hope is that the Save-A-Lot will be an anchor store that could draw other investors back to the area. It’s a great opportunity for the residents of North Baton Rouge and those who support Black economic development to support a Black owned business in a predominantly Black area.