I realized today was the day that the Tom Thumb on Field north of Cedar Springs at the Union complex would be opening, so on the way home from work, I thought I'd go at least stick my head in the door. Wow, there were lots of folks there. There were 2 tables of employees signing people up for Reward cards, and giving away donuts and *very long*-stemmed roses. Many store/company execs were there, as well as the old Tom Thumb mascot with the pencil on his ear. Seemingly every 2nd or 3rd aisle there was a sample of something. Breads, cheeses, chips/guacamole, Prosecco, Community coffee, bottled water, and on and on. In the front area where the store processes ready-to-pick-up items, store employees were handing out reusable shopping bags full of natural/organic items (big freebie), and before I left that area, the same 2 people told me about a special coupon for 4 free items (a dozen eggs, a pack of bacon, a bag of shredded cheese, and a bottle of orange juice). Found all those and got those, and the checkstand lady told me about 2 more free goodies, a 2-liter Dr Pepper or Diet Dr Pepper and medium-size bags of chips. So I ended up with quite the haul for not spending any money.
It's not easy to tell from the street, but the store really is a full-size store--not like that little Turtle Creek location they have that used to be The Fresh Market. One thing for those wanting to use Wi-Fi or 4G phones...an exec told me, that they're having to have special IT people come out and work on/add to the signal capability there (I don't know if it was the whole complex or just the Tom Thumb)--several people had complained that they couldn't get a signal at all there. But, other than that hiccup, it is a very nice store.
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