The entire teds market team has been working for months to prepare for tomorrow’s grand opening event. Though the café is already in business, the full store opens to the public this Friday, July 17 from 10am-8pm, to begin a weekend of grand opening activities.
By now, you have probably heard the buzz around town about this new grocery store called “teds market.” Through word of mouth over the past months, I learned about this store that promised to provide fresh, natural food. I wanted to know how Brian Hench, founder of teds market, planned to stand out and survive among the growing chains of “fresh” grocery stores already established in Fort Wayne. Hench’s plan for success is intentionally simple.
“We wanted to create a different experience for the Fort Wayne community by bringing a simple selection of healthy foods,” explained Hench. Customers should come to expect novelties like buying wine by the glass while shopping, smelling the aroma of daily handmade bread and a fully functioning kitchen that will have a great selection of prepared foods.”
Teds market selects the food it sells based on taste and quality. The store is not a pseudo-warehouse with aisles of shelves stocked with 10 different brands selling essentially the same product. Hench and his team offer the best, sustainable foods in a unique, small and welcoming atmosphere. Since teds market is locally owned, it has the freedom to offer new specials and change food choices so customers experience a variety of high quality foods.
Teds market is more than a grocery store – if you can even call it that. The staff kindly serves up a full coffee bar, featuring Fort Wayne’s beloved Utopian Coffee. In addition, customers will find a selection of 12 gelato flavors plus a variety of pastries and cookies from the bakery. I highly recommend the pistachio gelato or the turtle brownie. In the lower level of the market, guests will find teds wine bar. Hench and staff are confident you will be satisfied with a highly rated wine or craft beer to pair with any meal. Before you buy, feel free to enjoy a glass of wine with an appetizer at the bar. Teds wine bar is a brilliant pairing with teds market.
During tomorrow’s grand opening, guests will tour the regionally sourced food selection at teds market. With favorites like Utopian Coffee in the café, Get Fresh Farms in the produce, and Custom Quality Meats at the counter, customers will get a taste of the region’s best. Teds market is located at the intersection of Union Chapel and Coldwater Road. Doors open at 10:00am. Be sure to stop in, meet the teds market staff, and taste the new market in town. Learn all about the store on the teds market website.