Matherne’s Supermarket said it is not selling its Bluebonnet Boulevard store, that word coming a few weeks after it sold its Kenilworth location to New Orleans-based Robért Fresh Market.
The company announced the decision in an email sent to customers Wednesday.
“As you may have heard, we have sold the Matherne’s Supermarket (at) Highland Road location to a New Orleans-based grocer. You may have also heard that the Bluebonnet location was being sold as well. We want you to know that this is not going to happen,” the email said. “Matherne’s Market at Bluebonnet will remain ‘Matherne’s’ and we will continue to serve you, our loyal customers and neighbors!”
An employee at the Bluebonnet supermarket confirmed that Matherne’s was staying in place.
Officials with both Matherne’s and Robért were not available for comment late Wednesday afternoon.
In January, Mark Robért III, general manager of the New Orleans-based supermarket chain, said a deal was in place to purchase the store at 7355 Highland Road during the last week in February and the store at 7580 Bluebonnet Blvd. during the last week in April. The Highland store changed hands on schedule and is undergoing extensive renovations to turn it into a Robért Fresh Market.
Along with the Bluebonnet store, Matherne’s has locations in downtown Baton Rouge, LaPlace and Paulina.
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