History

Alexander’s Highland Market is the product of nearly a century of one family’s service in the grocery business. Richard Alexander opened the first Alexander’s Grocery in Ascension Parish in 1921. Richard’s grandson, Murray, took over operations and renamed the 2,000 square-foot St. Amant store in 1977. Murray replaced the original wood-frame building two decades later with a 12,000 square-foot modern facility that continues to operate as Murray’s Supermarket on Highway 429 today. Now, a fourth generation owns and runs that store as well as the new Alexander’s Highland Market.

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In October of 2011, the Alexanders purchased 3.5 acres at the corner of Highland Road and Perkins Road East to build a 37,000 square-foot state of the art facility that will house a cafe, bakery, deli, floral department, and pharmacy along with an old-world style market offering organic foods, locally harvested produce, fresh seafood, choice meats, and an extensive wine department. Brothers Lathan, Ryan, and Reid Alexander lead this effort to ensure the family’s name and reputation for excellence continue. Locally owned and operated, Alexander’s Highland Market wants to continue its legacy of service by feeding families and building community in South Baton Rouge and Prairieville. Let us know how we can better meet your needs.