New Grocery Proposed for Former Stein Mart at Cadwell Corners

Fresh Thyme Farmers Market, which plans to open 50 stores throughout the Midwest over the next six years, wants to add Deerfield's Cadwell Corners to its list of locations.

A public hearing on a proposal from Fresh Thyme Farmers Market is expected to take place in August. Photo Credit: Fresh Thyme Farmers Market
A public hearing on a proposal from Fresh Thyme Farmers Market is expected to take place in August. Photo Credit: Fresh Thyme Farmers Market
A new market is looking to fill an empty storefront in Deerfield's Cadwell Corners.

Fresh Thyme Farmers Market is requesting a special use permit to open a 32,309 square-foot grocery store that would occupy the entire space of the former Stein Mart and create an addition at the rear of the store for coolers, according to the village.

At a recent meeting with the plan commission, some neighboring residents voiced concern for issues related to parking, traffic, outdoor sales, delivery truck hours and screening for garbage containers and HVAC units, reported the Chicago Tribune.

A public hearing is anticipated sometime next month.

Read the full story at www.chicagotribune.com.

Fresh Thyme, which focuses on fresh produce at reasonable prices, plans to open 50 new stores in 12 Midwestern states over the next six years, according to their website. The first store grand opening is scheduled for Jan. 2014 in Mount Prospect.

More information on the Deerfield proposal can be found at www.deerfield.il.us.
RB July 18, 2013 at 07:44 PM
Hello! It's a shopping center that's pretty empty right now so of course there will be an increase in traffic if a retailer moves in. The Village board should recognize the needs of the Village over the desires of homeowners that have homes by a shopping center. A small grocery store makes sense for that location. They can be a destination for shoppers if they have a unique product and it sounds like these folks do. I hope the board doesn't miss this opportunity. Highland Park is looking at more density Downtown and having transit focused development while we worry over a small grocery store opening in an empty shopping center. Crazy! The backs of property owners are going to break under the tax load if the Village Board continues its anti-business attitude. Just watch- between special use nonsense, signage restraints, delivery hours to placate the homeowners living by a shopping center, and parking requirements...they will run these guys to Northbrook before they even sign a lease.
A Deer in a Field July 20, 2013 at 04:41 PM
What Deerfield needs, clearly, is another mattress store! Question: Deerfield has a planning commission? Really? Could have fooled me...
NB July 28, 2013 at 10:19 AM
One of the people behind the opposition to the proposed Dominicks was a former trustee who was totally behind Village Square and pooh-poohed the neighbors concern over the noise from the car wash and the increased traffic. He pooh poohed the concern of other citizens over the size of the parking spaces in that development and was very cozy with developers. Let's build the damn supermarket and get something going in that development. Enough already.
DeerfieldResident July 28, 2013 at 12:58 PM
Interesting insight NB. Glad you said former trustee. Any trustee who's cozy with Chuck Malk frightens me. Hope there aren't any of those left.
NB July 28, 2013 at 07:54 PM
Nope, the only person left from that board is our mayor. Over on FB, there's a hilarious rememberance page called the 'Deerfield Commons'. It's full of all of these contributors lamenting the loss of "Old Deerfield" and the nice little town they grew up in and all the small businesses they loved in the Commons. Of course, they forget that it was their parents, and then them, who voted in the board back in the '70's and '80's that instituted all of the TIFF districts and all of the other rules and regulations that led to where we are now with regards to retail (We do have to admit that otherwise, this is a pretty good place to live - if you try not to think about your property taxes too much). If you don't vote, you shouldn't complain.


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