With the opening of its first “inland” store, Taylor Shellfish is throwing a big party Thursday at Melrose Market.
Details on the event including music, author appearances and, yes, barbecue oysters are below — as are pictures from CHS’s visit to the Melrose shop from earlier this week as curious shoppers wandered through and a well-dressed man sat down to a lunch of fresh oysters on the half shell.
The Taylor retail store fills the space in the Melrose Market development vacated when fashion boutique Velouria called it quits on the Hill. Neighboring retailer Sonic Boom has since said it, too, will be leaving Melrose at the end of summer. CHS also reported on another new mystery project destined for the market.
Here are the details on the Taylor Shellfish grand opening party and more pictures from our recent visit.
DRAWING FOR PRIZES EVERY HOURLIVE MUSIC2-4 pm Squirrel Butter4:30-6:30 pm Zizzy zi ZixxyFOOD1-7 pm BBQ oysters11:30 am, 3:30 pm and 6:30 pm “Melrose” mussels4 pm Xinh’s Geoduck Ceviche5 pm Xinh’s Curried Mussels4:30-6:30 pm Oysters on the Half Shell by David LeckOYSTER AND WINE TASTING7 pm 2011 Oyster Award wines with Jon Rowley. Limited to 10. Advance registration required. firstname.lastname@example.org. 206-963-5959AUTHOR APPEARANCES/BOOK SIGNING11 am-12 pm Oyster Bill Whitbeck Joy of Oysters1-2 pm Sharon Montoya-Walsh Oyster Cookery3-4 pm Becky Selengut Good FishHOW-TO DEMO SCHEDULE11 am and 1 pm Oyster Shucking Lessons with David Leck12 pm and 3 pm Crab Cracking Lesson with Jon Rowley2 pm Geoduck Cleaning Lesson with Xinh Dwelley6 pm Oyster Shucking Lessons with Jon RowleyWe are open 7 days a week from 10 am to 7 pm to provide you with the freshest oysters, clams, mussels, geoduck, and scallops, brought to Seattle throughout the week directly from our farms. Come check out our live tanks for shellfish storage, and the variety of other items we have.
We look forward to meeting you on Thursday!