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Saturday, May 5, 2012

Tom’s Thumb Fresh Market Brings Back the Corner Store – with Modern Style



A new gas station on the corner of 94th and Bell in North Scottsdale is more than just a place to fill your tank. Tom’s Thumb Fresh Market is quickly becoming a neighborhood meeting place and corner store. The differences of Tom’s Thumb are noticed from the moment you pull up. Attendants in 50s-style white uniforms are on hand to help. Inside the convenience continues – but well beyond candy bars and cigarettes.

Local Chef Tudie Frank-Johnson has breakfast, lunch and dinner waiting for you at the Campfire Bisto. The menu includes a mix of Southern home cooking like creamy grits and barbecue to Arizona favorites like tacos. Enjoy the food in the café or take it to go.
Pinnacle Perk Coffee Bar serves up locally roasted brews from drip to lattes. And in the market are fresh produce and local artisan products from cheese to nuts. Wine Sommelier Chuck Hesson also makes sure there is a selection of quality and affordable wines and craft beers.

“We’re redefining gas station culture,” says owner Jonathan Kish. “It’s reminiscent of a time when the station was not just about service, but a place to meet.”

Tom’s Thumb Fresh Market is located at 9292 E. Bell Road, Scottsdale on the SouthWest corner of 94th and Bell. www.TomsThumbFreshMarket.com and its Facebook page (facebook.com/Toms-Thumb-Fresh-Market) or call at 480-513-8186.