Something exciting has taken roost at the Stanley Bridge wharf at the former Carr’s shellfish market. Gallant’s Seafood Market officially opened for business Monday, May 1 at 10:30 am. Barely 10 minutes later the first customers, in photo, appeared at the door to greet new owner Tyler Gallant, second from right. They were eager to buy lobsters from Mr Gallant, but would have to wait another couple of hours for the first catch after setting day to come ashore. Gallant’s Seafood Market aims to be a must-visit destination for seafood aficionados everywhere, with soft shell clams, crab cakes served with a homemade aioli, quahogs, fresh cod, haddock and salmon among the many items to be stocked. Gallant estimates by July or August there will be hundreds, perhaps even a thousand or more different items. By the end of Monday there were expected to be between 10 to 20 products for sale and by the end of the week between 60 and 80.
Story and photo by Jim Brown