June 13 grand opening planned for downtown Edmonds’ Mar·ket fishmonger and eatery

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The Mar·ket fishmonger and eatery — the latest restaurant offering from local restaurateurs Shubert Ho and Andrew Leckie —  has announced its grand opening for Wednesday, June 13.

The new eatery from the owners of Salt & Iron, Bar Dojo and Shooby Do Catering will become downtown Edmonds’ only seafood market, featuring fresh fish, fish and chips, and sushi. Located just east of Starbucks at 508 Main Street, near the landmark Edmonds Fountain, will be open 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. daily (opening at 9 a.m. on Saturdays during the Edmonds Farmers Market season).

The Mar·ket is co-owned by Feedme Hospitality’s Shubert and Mira Ho and Andrew and Ciara Leckie. It will offer a variety of fresh fish and seafood by the pound, plus takeaway items like fish tacos, sushi, lobster rolls, fish and chips, clam chowder, steamed crab, and other fast casual treats. There will be a small indoor seating area, outdoor patio seating, and orders available to-go from a takeout window. Customers will also have the option to have their fish selection cooked on-site for take-home dining.

Also featured will be retail items such as beer, wine, sauces, spices, cookbooks, branded apparel and seasonal specialties.

Serving as Chef de Cuisine at The Mar·ket is former Salt & Iron lead cook Hans Korompis, who grew up in Singapore and moved to the U.S. at the age of 20. After years of working in Tom Douglas Restaurants and running his own Chicken Rice stand, Korompis started working at Salt & Iron, and “quickly became an all-star,” according to the press release announcing the June 13 opening.

“Hans brings his unique palate and view on food to The Mar·ket,” the announcement said. “He will have an opportunity to showcase fresh seafood from various parts of the world with key influences from Southeast Asia, Central America and the Pacific Northwest.”

Korompis’ staff includes Salt & Iron sous chef Skyeler Milgate along with Director of Operations for Feedme Hospitality Alex Marek.

“Downtown Edmonds has this wonderful homey feeling to it,” Chef/Owner Shubert Ho said. “When I first saw the space, I didn’t think it was going to have much potential. But then after a few months of thinking about it, the idea of a fishmonger just made sense,” he added. “How does a coastal community like downtown Edmonds not have a place where you can buy fresh fish, fish tacos and sushi all in the same place!?”

Additional information and a tentative menu can be accessed on The Mar·ket website at www.marketfreshfish.com.

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