Nebraska’s first Fresh Thyme Farmers Market is set to open at 7 a.m. Wednesday in Lincoln.

It’s the 30th location for the growing chain, which has a focus on fresh produce and healthful and organic groceries.

The first 250 shoppers in line will receive 20 percent off their entire purchase and a free shopping bag. Also on opening day, every 100th customer will receive his or her entire cart of groceries free.

The store is at 5220 O St. Fresh Thyme also has plans for five locations in the Omaha metro area.

Boutique to celebrate 
anniversary, reopening

All About Me boutique in the Old Market will celebrate a grand reopening Tuesday along with its sixth anniversary. The shop reopened today.

The shop has been closed since Jan. 9 because of the Old Market fire that destroyed the building that houses M’s Pub and Nouvelle Eve. The shop sustained smoke damage. All merchandise has been replaced, owner Cindy Hoover said.

The shop will have Champagne and cake to celebrate Tuesday, Hoover said. She plans to donate 10 percent of sales that day to fundraisers for employees who lost their jobs because of the fire.

Duluth Trading plans
 first Nebraska store

Workwear chain Duluth Trading Co. will open its first Nebraska store at 78th Street and West Dodge Road in early summer.

The 12,000-square-foot store is scheduled to open in June at 151 N. 78th St. The chain, headquartered in Belleville, Wisconsin, sells men’s and women’s casual wear, workwear and accessories.

Duluth expects to hire for about eight full-time and 32 part-time positions and will host a job fair March 31 through April 5 at the Sheraton Omaha, 655 N. 108th Ave. The fairs will be 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. that Thursday and Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday; and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.

Home Depot to hire 180 
in preparation for spring

Home Depot is gearing up to hire 180 people in the Omaha area in preparation for spring.

The hiring is part of the home and garden chain’s efforts to bulk up staff in preparation for its busiest season. It will hire 80,000 people nationally. The Atlanta-based retailer estimated that more than half of the temporary workers stay on for permanent employment.

Full- and part-time positions are available. Applications are available on the store’s website.

Benson shop to serve 
organic ice cream

A new ice cream shop will open in Benson on Feb. 13.

The LIC Local Ice Creamery at 4809 Northwest Radial will serve organic ice cream made from the milk of grass-fed cows, and will highlight local farmers and their products.

Owner Lawrence Butler, who also owns neighboring Daddy’s Neighborhood Fresh Market, said a crowdfunding campaign helped make the shop possible.

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