Fresh Thyme Farmers Market, a new specialty grocer that has been scouting the Cincinnati market for locations, signed a lease for its first store.
Fresh Thyme signed a 10-year lease for the former Circuit City building at 3321 Alamo Ave. in Oakley, a nearly 30,000-square-foot store.
The company will hire 80 to 100 new employees for the location.
, senior vice president and partner with Everest Group
, represented the landlord in the deal, along with Everest’s Chris Nachtrab. The lease is valued at more than $5.5 million, according to Everest. Thompson said the store is expected to open this summer, since the building doesn’t need much work done to the interior or exterior.
The store will cater to “educated consumers,” those who are conscious of what they are eating. Each store, which will be about 25,000 square feet, will have a large produce section in the center of the store, fresh seafood, a natural meat department that makes fresh sausage, in-house bakery, a deli, a large bulk food section, natural vitamins and supplements, plus beer and wine.