Fresh Thyme store will open Wednesday in Ypsi

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Interior of a Fresh Thyme store. | Contributed

A chain store that sells “healthy and organic products and groceries” is coming to Washtenaw Road in Ypsilanti. They have a slew of events from Tuesday to Feb. 4. Here’s the release:

WHAT:  Fresh Thyme Farmers Market, a rapidly growing Midwest specialty retailer focused on healthy and organic products and groceries, will be opening its seventh Michigan store at 2985 Washtenaw Road, Ypsilanti, on Wednesday at 7 a.m. The store will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony with city officials at 3:45 p.m. on Tuesday.  The first 250 shoppers aged 18 or older in line on Wednesday morning will receive a free bag of healthy groceries.

Fresh Thyme is passionate about their connections to the local community, from stocking local products and produce to hiring local residents and partnering with non-profit efforts that benefit the residents. To further express its commitment to the Ypsilanti community, Fresh Thyme will donate store sales from Boar’s Head hot dog proceeds to the Ann Arbor Hands-on Museum. The mission of the Ann Arbor Hands-on Museum is to inspire people to discover the wonder of science, technology, engineering, art and math. Their vision is to be the leader in imaginative and interactive learning experiences. 

Ribbon Cutting with local officials, Jan. 31 at 3:45 p.m.
Dave Bernier, Bruce VanOverloop
Activities: Live Music – Blue Water Kings Bands, samples, demos, chocolate fountain, champagne fountain, photo booth

Grand Opening Day, Feb. 1 at 7 a.m.
Muffin Man: 5:30 a.m.-7 a.m.
Welcome speech: 6:50 a.m.
250 free bag giveaway to first customers in line (18+ years old)
Doors open:  7 a.m.
Boar’s Head Hot Dog Cart: noon-3 p.m.
Blue Water Kings Band: noon-4 p.m.
Balloon animals and face painting: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.


Kids craft with Ypsilanti Public Library: 9-11 a.m.
Blue Water Kings Band: 5-8 p.m.
Beer tasting: 5-7 p.m.

Feb. 3

Kids activity with Ann Arbor Hands On Museum: 9-11 a.m.
Live music, 5-8 p.m.

Feb. 4

Balloon animals and face painting: noon-4 p.m.
Boar’s Head Hot Dog Cart: noon-3 p.m.
Blue Water Kings Band: noon-3 p.m.
Kids craft with Ann Arbor Hands On Museum: noon-4 p.m. 

Jim McBee

Founding partner, creative director and ink-stained wretch with The Ann magazine.