I work down the street from this Rouse so I shop at this location several times a week. I have to say, the best employee there is the older bald guy who usually takes care if the wine/liquor area although I've seen him working in other departments. He is so sweet, patient, and helpful. I often see managers standing around the store having conversations about thing that aren't always work related. And only once has one asked me if I needed help after observing me walk back and forth in search of an item. Be careful with the produce. There is no quick selection of fruits and veggies because you will often find something rotten. Avocados are usually either rock hard or so soft if you squeeze them, they burst. I've had a friend purchase a few frozen items that had mold on the food once defrosted. Granted, out of thousands of items something like that could happen and staff wouldn't know because it's packaged, but the produce is so obvious. Perhaps if managers offered up a little more help to those poking around produce they could push some sales so we aren't forced to pick through rotting as wilted items.
To the wonderful lady who checked us out earlier today, thank you so much. It's so refreshing to deal with a positive and upbeat person such as yourself. I wish I had gotten your name so I could have put it in here, I think it would be more genuine that way. As for the store itself, it's a little small but I found everything I needed here, it's not as big as say walmart, but they had a good selection of things and I'm sure I'll be back sometime soon for more! I was surprised at the furniture they had, I didn't know big lots did have furniture. I think some of it would be great for someone on a budget as it all looked nice, some was more pricey but the higher priced stuff looked very expensive. They had a lot of neat decor pieces also. All in all it's good!
N. Rampart Store (also called the Orange Store - it’s a neighborhood secret.): ½ a block to the right of B&B, @ corner of Kerlerec St. Get ready for lots of food. The Vietnamese ladies start their day baking French Bread for their scrumptious poboy sandwiches. It’s a Workingman's place to grab lunch. Awesome fried shrimp po-boy, good fried chicken and Chinese dishes. All cooked to order, so you might call ahead to avoid long wait. Portions are HUGE, so don’t over order. You can always walk back for more! Take out only.