Delcambre Breaks Ground On New Grocery Store

DELCAMBRE, LA – The Iberia Industrial Development Foundation (IDF) announced that Shawn's Meat Market, Too will open a second location, a new 11,000 sq. ft. full service grocery store, called Shawn's Delcambre Market.

         The store will be located at 410 Canal St. at LA Hwy. 14 in Delcambre (formerly Arthur's Hardware).

         A groundbreaking ceremony took place on Tuesday, December 1, 2015.

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         "We are very excited to be working with Shawn Sigur," said Mike Tarantino, IDF president & CEO. "He has played an integral role in Delcambre and Iberia Parish. Shawn's Meat Market epitomizes the kind of customer focused retailer that makes Delcambre the special community it is so well known for, and we look forward to supporting the new grocery store for many, many years to come."

         After the only grocery store in Delcambre was effectively destroyed by Hurricane Rita ten years ago, residents had to leave their community for household groceries. Shawn Sigur decided to begin working on plans to expand and open a second location as a full service grocer. He hopes to have a grand opening sometime before Thanksgiving 2016.

         IDF and Iberia Parish Government collaborated with the town of Delcambre and the Twin Parish Port District, and several other partners. Through a joint effort, the Delcambre Property Elevation for Economic Development Project was created, and requests for proposals went out to address the community's significant need for a grocery store and consumer goods. With storm recovery grant funds and the help of an ad hoc committee, the community came together to back Sigur when he answered the committee's request for proposals in 2013.

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         "We, the Parish of Iberia, are pleased to work with the City of Delcambre in this joint effort and congratulate the citizens," said Errol "Romo" Romero, Iberia Parish president at the groundbreaking event.

         Wendell Verret, director of the Twin Parish Port District, said "We couldn't be more proud of Shawn and Adele for coming back to Delcambre after the storms and sticking with the effort to restore a grocery store to the community. The store will mean so much to all of us and we wish them the best of luck."

         The Delcambre High School band performed at the groundbreaking and those who attended were asked to wear orange in honor of the Delcambre High School Panthers. Sigur served up some of his famous Shawn's Cajun Meats, Too treats and officials were invited.

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         "I'm glad we got through the process to get Delcambre a new grocery store," said Marty Trahan, Iberia Parish councilman for District 13. "Not only will this project provide the community with a much needed commodity, but will also serve as a base for tax revenue for the Town of Delcambre, Iberia Parish and the surrounding area. I ask that the surrounding area please support this business endeavor by Shawn's Grocery."

         Iberia Parish President Elect Larry Richard, who was an Iberia Parish councilman for that district at the time the grant was awarded to parish government said, "It's been a long time coming. The people of Delcambre and all of Iberia Parish are looking forward to this. The town of Delcambre and its industries are a major part of Iberia Parish and its economic development plan."

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