Former Columbus Marsh open but awaits name

A new grocery store has opened in Columbus. Its name? Good question.

The 35,240-square-foot former Marsh Hometown Market at 3075 E. 25th St. began operating Thursday under management of the Findlay, Ohio based-Fresh Encounter Inc., store personnel confirmed.

The company’s four current brand names being considered for the store in Clover Center, said Fresh Encounter marketing account manager Grant Covault, are:

  • Community Markets
  • Great Scott Community Markets
  • Sack ‘N Save Supermarket
  • Chief

Under those various banners, Fresh Encounter operates stores throughout Ohio and eastern Indiana.

But since his company also assumed management of 14 other former Marsh stores, Covault said the company has decided to keep each store operating as it did under the Marsh management — including maintaining all former Marsh employees, he said.

“We’re just trying to get a firm hold of what we have,” Covault said. “There will be different timelines established to make changes at each store, based on the market.”

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Mark Webber is a reporter for The Republic. He can be reached at or 812-379-5636.