To Market (Finally)

Lately, Warren has been going through a bit of a rough patch in the food department — we’re talking markets and restaurants. I know, I live there, and I’ve had to rely way too heavily on gas station marts for quick sustenance (this is a problem because I can’t walk past a package of Skittles). First, India closed up shop. Then Feast of Famine followed. And so did Three Rivers and Basically British. The Nat Porter has closed. Twice. And the Cutler Market did the same. Twice. So, needless to say, when Tom’s Market opened this month (in the old Cutler Mills space) there was pretty much a collective sigh of relief (could be the hunger talking). You mean I don’t need to go to Cumby’s to get my just-about-to-expire milk? Or cross the you’re-not-going-to-believe-it-but-it’s-still-under-construction Barrington Bridge (!!) for a pound of ground beef? Yippee! Tom’s is locally owned, and in addition to this market in grocery-starved Warren they have a shop in Coventry. Oh and they carry everything from apples and Cheerios to cat food and coffee. Who knew the basics could be so exciting?