Nunu's Country Market in Maurice will be upgrading to a new, much bigger location.

According to Blaine Broussard, president and co-owner of the Nunu's Markets chain, the new store will be six times larger and will require the need to hire 75 more staff.

The current store is located at 309 E. Lafayette St. and is about 5,000 square feet.

Broussard says they've recently purchased land off Highway 167 near the Highway 92 interchange north of G&H Tire, and that's where the new location will be.

While the plan is to keep the country store feel, the new store will be over 30,000 square feet.

This will also be the first full-service grocery store in Maurice.

Right now it's too early to determine when the store will open. They are currently in the architecture phase of the project and will soon be meeting with contractors.

Nunu's Markets operates three other stores: in Youngsville, Scott and Milton.