Opening and closing: crowds rush The Fresh Market on opening day in Cedar Rapids; nearby small business closes

CEDAR RAPIDS – When store leaders saw the crowd gathered outside The Fresh Market before its scheduled grand opening on Wednesday, Oct. 1, they decided to let customers in early. Brian Wittman, vice president for The Fresh Market’s north zone, said customers already were lined up outdoors when he arrived at 7 a.m. Officially, the […]