Fresh Thyme Farmers Market to Open at Kimco”s North West Square in Columbus, Ohio

Fresh Thyme’s grand opening will commence at 6:45 a.m. on August 13 with a ceremonial ribbon cutting, with doors opening at 7 a.m. Representatives of the Dublin Chamber of Commerce will attend to welcome the popular specialty grocer to the region. Throughout opening day, Fresh Thyme will host family-friendly events for local shoppers, including food sampling, face painting, balloon animals and other children’s entertainment. The grocer will offer additional activities and promotions throughout the week.

The Phoenix-based Fresh Thyme Farmers Market, founded in 2012, specializes in providing consumers healthy, fresh, and organic products at affordable prices. The grocer will occupy a 28,000-square-foot space at North West Square in the former Borders bookstore location, and joins Pier 1 Imports in anchoring the 113,000-square-foot shopping center.

Rob Nadler, president of Kimco’s Central Region, commented on the value that this new tenant brings to North West Square, saying, “Fresh Thyme meets the growing demand of our shoppers for natural, healthy and locally-sourced groceries. This popular organic market will be a strong addition to the center.”

“Fresh Thyme plans to open 60 stores in the Midwest by 2019,” said Fresh Thyme Farmers Market CEO, Chris Sherrell. “The Columbus/Dublin community is a great fit for our concept because of their desire to live a healthy lifestyle and their appreciation for natural and organic food. We are looking forward to meeting our new neighbors.”