CHS commenter zeebleoop found the answer to what comes next for the Melrose Market retail space vacated by Velouria. Taylor Shellfish Farms is lined up to add fresh seafood sales to the Market’s offerings:
what’s next for the velouria space?
taylor shellfish farms via “all you can eat” blog (scroll to the end of the article).
a shellfish store? i’m not sure i’d give them heavy odds to be in that spot a year from now. doesn’t/didn’t bar ferd’nand sell oysters, clams and other shellfish? i don’t know that the hill, especially i5 shores, really has a need. unless they also plan to sell fin fish too.
now, a fresh fish shop? that’s likely to be a big draw for business.
Melrose’s Market indie market concept include a butcher, a cheese shop, wine and, soon, fresh seafood. A bakery is too obvious as a next step but if Sonic Boom had better watch its back.
Taylor Shellfish Farms says the Taylor family has been farming oysters for more than 100 years in the Pacific Northwest. They’re a familiar participant at farmers’ markets around Seattle. This will be the company’s first “inland” retail location joining stores in Shelton and Samish.
No word on when the new shop will open but we weren’t able to find any new construction permits on file for the shop. We assume a fresh shellfish shop will require more infrastructure than a clothing boutique — but we’re no oyster farmers, so who knows.
You can learn more at http://www.taylorshellfish.com