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Former NFL Player Opens New Black Owned Grocery

Former NFL player Tyrone Legette franchisee of new Save A Lot grocery.
Former NFL player Tyrone Legette franchisee of new Save A Lot grocery.

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.




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8 comments

Lynette Johnston February 6, 2016 at 8:17 pm

It’s nice to see positive stories about athletes who become entrepreneurs instead of hearing bout the few who squandered their money

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Tyler Burgess February 6, 2016 at 9:53 pm

Great! We need more of these!

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Ted Sharp Sr. February 7, 2016 at 8:11 am

I applaud your efforts & HOPE you can be successful. God bless & stay focused.

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Gistarve BREAUX May 4, 2016 at 12:00 am

Great store,was there on yesterday and will continue to shop there, it not enough just to say this is good. You have to spend your money there, just like we do at Walmart , the dollar store and dollar general.it’s success depends on us.

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ADILAH MUHAMMAD July 12, 2016 at 6:45 pm

Please share more info. May The Most High GOD bless you multiple times over.

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Bert May 16, 2017 at 6:12 am

vetoIf they end up ramming a VAT tax through none of us will have enough money left over to really make anything on our invested money. We’ll be too busy working to pay off all the new taxes, oh sorry, I mean fees, to pay the federal government (for the national health plan the majority di;8n#&217dt want).

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[…] The store’s owner, Tyrone Legette is a former NFL corner back who used to play for the New Orleans Saints. The store is located in the Brookwood Village Shopping Center. at 12250 Plank Rd. in what is known as the Brownsfield area of North Baton Rouge Louisiana. (more info) […]

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johnnie gaillard July 14, 2019 at 11:27 pm

I AM OVER VERY HAPPY TO SEE THAT YAH IS BLESSING THE HEBREW FAMILY, HE IS GIVING BACK TO US THAT WAS TAKING FROM, WHICH IS RIGHTFULLY OURS MY PRAYERS ARE WITH ALL OF MY HEBREW BROTHERS AND SISTER, KFEP UP THE GOOD WORK, MAY YAH CONTINUE TO BLESS

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