Fresh Thyme to Relocate Headquarters to Downers Grove

By: Micah Maidenberg, Crain’s Chicago Business

An organic grocer that plans an ambitious expansion across the Midwest has inked deals for two more Chicago-area stores as it prepares to move its headquarters to Downers Grove from Phoenix.

Fresh Thyme Farmers Market signed a 15-year lease for its first store in the city, at 2500 N. Elston Ave., a busy retail corridor between Bucktown and Lincoln Park, company President CEO Chris Sherrell confirmed. The firm also is opening a store in a former Dominick’s in Crystal Lake, he said. Continue reading