HOUSTON -- Officials with Rice Epicurean Market here said the Rice unit situated directly across the street from Eatzi's here has experienced no drop in deli-food service or bakery sales since the hybrid grocery store-restaurant opened its doors late this summer. Eatzi's as competition, and that his chain stands on solid ground when it comes to prepared food. "What Eatzi's is doing is bringing more people into the area, like the way 'restaurant rows' attract people," Dick said. "This is ...

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