Rouses Markets to open fifth Mississippi store in Biloxi

Rouses Markets plans to open its fifth Mississippi store in Biloxi.

CEO Donny Rouse said Friday that the company has agreed to lease space at 2348 Pass Road at the corner of Popps Ferry Road, site of the former Winn-Dixie.

The 60,000 square feet of space will undergo a comprehensive remodel, both interior and façade.

“I know Biloxi will be very excited about what we do with the space,” said Rouse. “It will be very different from the old grocery provider that was in that spot, not only in how it looks, but in the products and services offered. We carry everything local from seafood and local produce to entire lines of Gulf Coast made products, not just one or two selections. We will have our own Sausage Kitchen, Smokehouse, Bakery, Florist and Seafood Boiling Room in the store, and everything you could want to eat.”

“This is exciting,” Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich said today. “The development is a direct result of our plans to extend Popp’s Ferry to U.S. 90, making the area a major corridor connecting communities east and west and north and south of the bay. This is a perfect example of a public/private partnership between the City of Biloxi, X3 Tango Development, SMPDD, and Rouses Markets.”

Work on the store is anticipated to start in April, with an opening targeted for Spring 2024. The Biloxi location will be the company’s fifth store in Mississippi. It will employ approximately 200 people.

The Louisiana-based grocer announced a new store in Picayune, Mississippi, in October.

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