Baesler's Market

For over one hundred fifteen years, Baesler's Market has been dedicated to offering quality products to its customers. It all began in 1894 when George C. Baesler and Herman H. Wittenbrock opened Baesler and Wittenbrock Meat Market at 1373 Main Street, which today is Wabash Avenue, in Terre Haute, Indiana. After twelve years, George took over sole control of the market in 1906 and changed the name to Baesler's Meat Market. Between the years of 1894 and 1955, Baesler's was operated by George Baesler, and then later by his son, Herman. During this time, George and Herman moved the store to several locations along Wabash Ave. Then, in 1955, Herman's son Charles took over the reins and five short years later the store began to carry a full line of grocery items under the name Baesler's IGA Market. In 1963, the family purchased Ralph's Market on the corner of 25th and College, and ten years later, Charles brought his son Robert (Bob) into the business. For fourteen years Bob and Charles worked as a father and son duo until Charles passed away in 1987. From there, Bob took over the family business, becoming the fourth generation Baesler to operate the market. Bob continued to diligently serve his customers and grow the business, and in 2000 built a new facility located at 2900 Poplar Street. Today Baesler's is proud to still be serving the Terre Haute market from this location. 

Throughout the years, from generation to generation and location to location, Baesler's Market has consistently focused on superior quality and outstanding customer service. An old meat cutter who worked for three of the four Baesler operators (Herman, Charles, and Bob) once said that all three focused on a core principle: "They all told me not to handle anything I wouldn't buy myself, and that's how I operate." 

Today, Baesler's Market strives to maintain fast and friendly customer service, as well as the finest cuts of meat, premium produce and delicatessen, while expanding to offer new and innovative services to our customers. We are very proud of our history, and we look forward to continuing to serve the Terre Haute community with the high level of quality and service we've had since we opened our doors well over a century ago.

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Contact Info

(812) 232-2498

Where to Find

2900 Poplar Str

Terre Haute, IN 47803

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