Tiverton Tom's Market Ready For Opening Weekend

It's first full day is Friday at 8 a.m.

The shelves are stocked, scales adjusted, equipment operating, front parking lot refinished and the front exterior decal "Tom's Market: Fresh, Local, Exceptional" unveiled. Friday at 8 a.m. is the opening day for Tiverton's new grocery store.

It's the first grocery store in town since the Grand Central Market closed in 2006, and aims to compete with in Portsmouth, the chain stores in southern Fall River and Lee's Market in Westport.

Every last item on the punchlist was prepped Wednesday for opening weekend. Workers from the Associated Grocers of America stocked the dairy section. Principal owner Glenn Place adjusted a scale in the front of the store near the produce section.

Aisles in the store are named after every neighborhood in Tiverton, from Fort Barton, to Stafford Pond, to Four Corners, even to Little Compton Commons. Parts of the interior decor has a collage of black and white scenic photos from Tiverton's past.

Place credited the Tiverton Historical Society suggesting historical items from the town to reveal its character. Tiverton's Tom's Market is also aiming to honor the Guimond family and Guimond Farms, formerly the biggest dairy farm around during the mid-twentieth century, which also operated a general store at Bliss Corners.

The store earlier this month and will be open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday.

Read our previous coverage of Tom's Market:


Joe Sousa. March 29, 2012 at 10:31 AM
Can't wait !
Tea Party Shill March 29, 2012 at 10:49 AM
Nice to see some signs of economic life. It's been a long road back from the Bush Depression.
traceyhoyt March 29, 2012 at 11:42 AM
You can also look up your local grocery store or online website Printapons and find a list of the best deals, and the sites will match sale items with coupons.
EyesWideOpen March 29, 2012 at 11:58 AM
This is such a breath of fresh air for Tiverton. Let's hope the customers come out in droves to support them!
oldandtired March 29, 2012 at 12:59 PM
Good luck!
Robert Boucher March 29, 2012 at 02:49 PM
Very excited to spend my $$$$$ locally!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Fr. John Higginbotham March 29, 2012 at 03:09 PM
Thanks be to God, and much good luck to Tom's Market. Wishing you great success!
Cranky Yankee March 29, 2012 at 03:55 PM
Gee, I didn't realize that George W. Bush ever served on the Tiverton Town Council whose policies over the past decade have created the high tax rate and anti-business climate in the town. That must be some Kool-Aid you're drinking ...
Tom March 30, 2012 at 02:10 AM
I give them a ton of credit and praise for expanding in this economy and in this state. I wish them all the best. However, I do worry about the parking in that lot. They're not even open yet and that lot is a mess. Too bad Dunkin' Donuts couldn't move over to the old BoA across the street.
Rachel Scribbles March 30, 2012 at 06:26 PM
Nice article but one huge flaw... what's the ADDRESS of this new Tom's Market?!? I want to check it out! :)
Matthew Sanderson March 30, 2012 at 07:16 PM
492 Main Road! Thanks for the heads up.
Rade March 30, 2012 at 07:25 PM
In "Rhode Islande-ese" It's on Main Road where the old CVS use to be...
Ron Franklin March 30, 2012 at 08:09 PM
THANKS ! That makes more sense to me :-)
Lilla Woodhouse March 31, 2012 at 04:06 AM
Went today to celebrate Tom's opening! It's wonderfully clean and well-stocked! I'm so happy to have a nice grocery store close by!!!! Good luck to them!
Rachel Scribbles April 02, 2012 at 06:07 PM
Thanks Matthew! Conveniently located on my way home from work! :)
Rachel Scribbles April 02, 2012 at 06:08 PM
LOL, got it. :)


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