Robért to make extensive renovations to 2 Matherne’s stores _lowres

Photo provided by ROBERT FRESH MARKET -- The interior of a Robért Fresh Market was incorporated into the New Orleans-based grocery chain's plans to acquire two Matherne's Supermarkets in Baton Rouge.

More than two years after it purchased the former Matherne's Supermarket near the intersection of Highland and Kenilworth, Robért Fresh Market has completed renovations of the grocery store.

The New Orleans-based grocer has finished the work, which added 5,000 square feet of space to the store at 7355 Highland. The additional space provides room for new cooking and kitchen equipment that allowed the store to expand its offerings of freshly prepared foods and perishable goods. Barbecue, fresh-made pizzas and sushi are now sold at the store, and a CC's Coffee House was added.

Robért Fresh Market to expand Baton Rouge store

"We have tailored the new store to meet the unique needs of our Baton Rouge customers, and we are looking forward to serving families and businesses both every day and for special occasions," said Mark Robért III, general manager. He previously put the cost of the expansion at "north of $2.5 million."

Robért bought the Matherne's location in February 2016. An initial renovation, which added a boiled seafood area and expanded the bakery, was completed shortly after the chain took over the building. Robért started the larger expansion in spring 2017.

Robért operates five stores in New Orleans and Metairie.

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