Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Fresh Thyme Opens Third Missouri Grocery Store in Kirkwood, More Stores Planned

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Fresh Thyme Opens Third Missouri Grocery Store in Kirkwood, More Stores Planned

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Fresh Thyme Farmers Market opened its third Missouri store Wednesday in Kirkwood, and the organic grocer is scouting for additional store locations in the St. Louis area.

The produce-centric grocer's newest store, at 1018 North Kirkwood Road, has 95 employees. In 2015, Kirkwood officials approved a 0.5 percent sales tax for a Community Improvement District to fund improvements on the property.

The Kirkwood Fresh Thyme store has 28,821 square feet, making it about half the size of most supermarkets.

Backed financially by Grand Rapids, Mich.-based grocer Meijer, Fresh Thyme's first St. Louis area store opened in Fairview Heights in 2014. Since its founding in 2012, Chicago-based Fresh Thyme has grown to 53 locations, including Missouri stores in O'Fallon and Town and Country.

CEO Chris Sherrell said more Fresh Thyme stores are planned for the St. …

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