Q. Have you heard when the new Fresh Thyme grocery store on East Kimberly Road is going to open? The sign out front only says "Spring 2017." Do you know if there was TIF or other tax incentives issued on this project? — Adam
A. We contacted Fresh Thyme Farmer's Market Natural, Organic Grocery Store and the city of Davenport for more information. Fresh Thyme has not responded at this point. Susanne Knutsen, lead economic development coordinator for the city, said, "We do not have anything more definitive than spring."
Knutsen added that regarding TIF or other tax incentives, "The owner of the center, PEEB Davenport, has submitted an application for partial tax exemption through the Urban Revitalization Tax Exemption (URTE) program. Applications are due annually by February 1st and this year’s applications (61 of them) are on Council agenda ... I've attached a brochure that explains this program."
To view the brochure, visit qctimes.com/askthetimes.