I am a frequent shopper at Baton Rouge’s Main Street Market on Saturday mornings. I like the market except for one glaring lack: The only restroom available for women is in the cafe area, which probably has several hundred patrons on a Saturday. I have never seen this restroom in anything but disgusting condition.
Saturday, Oct. 4, there was a line of six women and children waiting in line outside the door; the restroom was filthy with a wet floor as though the toilet had overflowed and had a dirty sink. This is the usual condition of this inadequate restroom. It exposes everyone who uses it to germs and leaves a very negative impression. This unhealthy situation is a reason not to patronize the market and cafes.
I would like to see a new, larger women’s restroom that is maintained to sanitary standards. The Health Department needs to look into this, and the market managers need to see that this situation is improved.