Circle Food Store

The Pitch

As the first African-American owned full-service grocery store in the New Orleans area, the historic Circle Food Store has provided locally-cultivated produce to the Treme and Gentilly neighborhoods since 1938.


Brooke Boudreaux

Brooke Boudreaux

The Entrepreneur

Brooke Boudreaux (Director of Business Development)
Brooke Boudreaux was born and raised in the metro New Orleans area. She has a BA in Media Studies and a MA in Integrated Marketing Communications. Brooke has over 10 years experience working in hospitality and retail combined with an extensive background in Marketing, Retail, and Customer Service. Today, Brooke serves as the Operating Manager of her family’s business, the Circle Food Store. Established in 1938, the Circle Food Store is reportedly the only Black-owned grocery store in the state of Louisiana and one of fewer than 10 in the United States. After closing for over 8 years in the aftermath of Katrina, the Circle Food Store is once again open and serving the needs of the New Orleans community.


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