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New Hope Seafood Market opens for business on South Main Street

Juan Mercado shows off a drum fish

Now here’s a first for New Hope: a fresh fish store right in the heart of the downtown business district.

Located at 87-B S. Main St., across from the Greenhouse Bar/Restaurant, New Hope Seafood Market owners realize that many tourists may not choose to stroll about town toting a bag of shrimp during the busy warm season, but hope that local seafood lovers will get hooked. 

“There’s nothing like it around here,” said Juan Mercado, who owns the store along with with Ted Kimber and Ricardo Guzman. “We want to bring something different to New Hope.”

A trip to the shop on Friday revealed some rather fresh-looking salmon, mackerel, monk fish, scallops, shrimp and sushi-grade tuna.

“Everything is right off the boats,” said Kimber.

New Hope Seafood Market is open for business from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

Anchors away!

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Charlie Sahner

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  • Don’t worry, even as we speak there are local New Hope politician weasels searching for loopholes in the books that will allow them to shut this business down. They should have opened in business-friendly Lambertville (probably tried but couldn’t find a vacant storefront). Oh well, We can always use another vape shop or “adult novelty” store in New Hope.

  • In the same building as the fish store which contains two stores, Rita’s Ices wishes to occupy the second store. A sign on the window says that Rita’s has applied for a variance. Does anyone know what the outcome is? For those who don’t know, a few years ago there was another Rita’s a little further South on Main Street.

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