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CT
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re: Alexander's Market Opening Today in Baton Rouge


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i can't find kale anywhere, whole foods, fresh market, calandro's, alberstons, nowhere.


You're not looking hard enough. Even the Albertson's in Denham Springs has Kale.

eta: I recall seeing it in Walmart too.



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Martini
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Baton Rouge
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re: Alexander's Market Opening Today in Baton Rouge


So Cash have you been in this place?

If its nothing more than any other neighborhood market inside the Houston loop why is it not mediocre?

I made another more advanced visit today. Nice place. It's still mediocre.

Wine ok. Beer ok. Produce sucks. Meat, same as Albertsons, seafood nada. Groceries same as any basic grocer. Not sure about cafe or gelato but im not in it for that.

As I said previously, I'll stop on occasion but it's not a game changer by any means.






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fightin tigers
Downtown Prairieville
Member since Mar 2008
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re: Alexander's Market Opening Today in Baton Rouge


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As I said previously, I'll stop on occasion but it's not a game changer by any means.


Yeah, this is a good description.

It will be perfect for that area, probably packed in the afternoons.

They did have scallops the other day when I went, which is better than most AG stores I have seen.






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Will Cover
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Bangor, ME
Member since Mar 2007
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Agreed. Picked up regular groceries their last night, plus Tin Roof.

And for us, it's actually less expensive than where we normally shop, Harvest Supermarket.






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El Josey Wales
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Greater Geismar
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Harvest has to be the highest groceries in the greater BR area but I still do most of my shopping there due to the convenience factor.





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emboslice
Baton Rouge
Member since Dec 2012
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I just left Alexander's. I thought it looked nice. I like how all the cold stuff (eggs, yogurt, oj) is in coolers with doors. Seems more organized this way. Was it just me, or are the isles super narrow?? My only complaint. This is a great one stop shop for me, but a little out of the way. I will shop there once a month or so.





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mctiger1985
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Baton Rouge
Member since Oct 2009
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Are the prices artifically low to draw customers in? I was looking at the chicken breast tenderloins, and they were half the price of winn-dixie...granted winn-dixie often does bogo on them(so maybe winn-dixie is ripping people off?)





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s14suspense
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Baton Rouge
Member since Mar 2007
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re: Alexander's Market Opening Today in Baton Rouge


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Was it just me, or are the isles super narrow?? My only complaint.


You aint kidding. Was pretty packed Sunday after church but the real problem was that it's tough to get more than one grocery cart down an isle and we were using the small carts.






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emboslice
Baton Rouge
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re: Alexander's Market Opening Today in Baton Rouge


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Are the prices artifically low to draw customers in?
This is a strong possibility, but I will eat .99 cent pineapples all day if they keep them at that price. I'm sure their prices will go up some... But probably nothing extreme. I'm no expert though.

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s14suspense
the real problem was that it's tough to get more than one grocery cart down an isle and we were using the small carts. 


Can't imagine the trip if I would've had with a larger cart. Speaking of carts, after checking out and exiting, there was confusion of where the baskets could be left. I had to walk back through the entrance to return my cart and it seemed like others just left them in a disarray right outside the door. Hopefully they can put a line of carts or some organized means of leaving my cart right by the door as opposed to walking back inside with a shoulder full of groceries.



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LSURJP
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BATON ROUGE
Member since Jan 2008
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re: Alexander's Market Opening Today in Baton Rouge


Sounds like they opened in such a rush that their pricing wasn't right. Better get those deals now. Be there in 10.





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s14suspense
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Baton Rouge
Member since Mar 2007
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re: Alexander's Market Opening Today in Baton Rouge


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Can't imagine the trip if I would've had with a larger cart. Speaking of carts, after checking out and exiting, there was confusion of where the baskets could be left. I had to walk back through the entrance to return my cart and it seemed like others just left them in a disarray right outside the door. Hopefully they can put a line of carts or some organized means of leaving my cart right by the door as opposed to walking back inside with a shoulder full of groceries.




Yeah, the whole process of getting the cart by the produce section and walking back around the corner into the store was awkward. I left the cart in the thing in the parking lot.






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BugAC
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Baton Rouge
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re: Alexander's Market Opening Today in Baton Rouge


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I made another more advanced visit today. Nice place. It's still mediocre.

Wine ok. Beer ok. Produce sucks. Meat, same as Albertsons, seafood nada. Groceries same as any basic grocer. Not sure about cafe or gelato but im not in it for that.


I don't know what you are talking about.

Wine selections is pretty damn good. Their beer is ok. I was impressed with their seafood section too. Good variety of beautiful fish.

I thought their produce was fantastic. Huge bellpeppers, and onions. Tastey romaine and spinach. I went sunday afternoon and shopped for dinner. Picked up bellpepper, onions, garlic romaine, spinach, and tomatoes. All great looking produce. Better than albertsons, winn-dixie, and calandro's.

I also bought a couple lbs of ground meat. Very red, great looking ground meat. Woman in front of me commented on how good it looked.

I also picked up some market made beef jerky there, which was really good. Bought some fresh made hog head cheese, and some sausage (gator & jalapeno, green onion, and italian). I also picked up some smoked cheese and some salami/charcuterie stuff there, and another fried chicken plate lunch.

I don't get the hate for the place. I think it is impressive and it will be my one-stop shop for groceries. That albertson's down the way is in trouble, IMO. I saw 2 managers there on the day of the opening, wearing their manager shirts. They were looking around and looked depressed.



ETA: I will admit that the aisles are pretty narrow. Especially when you have a-holes that feel the need to drive through the middle of the aisle, and refuse to move when you say, Excuse me.



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urinetrouble
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re: Alexander's Market Opening Today in Baton Rouge


Yea, it's definitely not mediocre.





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Skillet
Member since Aug 2006
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re: Alexander's Market Opening Today in Baton Rouge


Just had lunch brought to me from their deli...That's some of the nastiest crap that I've ever had for lunch, and the other 2 coworkers agreed.

It's a cool looking place, but if you put a piece of fricking deli meat between 2 pieces of bread and it tastes like shit, and your rice tastes like grits, than wow.






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LSURJP
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BATON ROUGE
Member since Jan 2008
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Skillet must be out of his mind. Closest deli food to Whole Paycheck that I have found. Unbelievable





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CourseyCorridor
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Baton Rouge, La.
Member since May 2012
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re: Alexander's Market Opening Today in Baton Rouge


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Just had lunch brought to me from their deli...That's some of the nastiest crap that I've ever had for lunch, and the other 2 coworkers agreed.


Had a couple of slices of cake from there that were about the same as what you'd get from Winn-Dixie or Albertson's (actually, Albertson's bakery is probably better).

That was disappointing, I must say. Definitely a step back from places it's trying to be comparable to, like WF or a Central Market type place.

That's the thing about WF that makes it stand out to me. It isn't just the selection, it's the execution. I love the asian counter, some argue the pizza is the best in town, the soups to me are the best in town when you consider the variety of types you can get (at three spots in the store -- the salad bar, the seafood counter and by the barbecue stand), the barbeque is above average in this market, the salad bar is second to none in the area, the cheese selection is the best in town, the wine selection is good ... the quality is good across the board.

If you are going to try to be a local WF, you better be looking at stepping up your game in every specialty department and not just putting out typical grocery store stuff on a prettier package. So far, it strikes me as "A" for presentation, "C" for actual product quality.







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BugAC
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Baton Rouge
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re: Alexander's Market Opening Today in Baton Rouge


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Just had lunch brought to me from their deli...That's some of the nastiest crap that I've ever had for lunch, and the other 2 coworkers agreed.


I've had their fried chicken twice. Love it.

Their rice dressing sucks. Their mac and cheese is pretty damn good, and their black eyed peas weren't bad either.

I'm currently eating some sushi from there. Shrimp and Crab Crunchy Roll. It's pretty damn good.

I haven't had a sandwich from there. I can always go home and make a sandwich. But i think there are some on here who are eternal pessimists. Some of you hate on it, because everyone else likes it, just to be different.

I highly doubt that anyone, including myself, can say whether or not it is above average or below, at this point in time. It's brand new. But from my experience between their plate lunches, sushi, produce, and meat. They have been well above average. And i believe i've been to the place more than a few of you, that are hating on it just because it's the "cool new place" to hate on.






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LSU-MNCBABY
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re: Alexander's Market Opening Today in Baton Rouge


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some on here who are eternal pessimists


most posters on here hate all stores, restaurants, beers, markets or anything else people post about.

Its the one thing that drives me away from this site from time to time.






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Skillet
Member since Aug 2006
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re: Alexander's Market Opening Today in Baton Rouge


Guess we ordered the wrong stuff....They need to have little signs by the food stating whether it's nasty or good.

And BugAC, yes I'm really wanting to hate on the place for reasons that I can't explain.

I'll try the deli again one day, but zero for 3 is not a good start.






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s14suspense
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Baton Rouge
Member since Mar 2007
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re: Alexander's Market Opening Today in Baton Rouge


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BugAC



You haven't "met" skillet yet have you?

Check his history.






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