Fish markets in Providence?
- rara Apr 5, 2005 10:23 PM
I'm moving to Providence and away from my beloved neighborhood fish market. I know Whole Foods and Eastside Market have good fish counters, but are there any recommendations out there for Providence fish markets -mom and pop style- that have excellent, FRESH fish?
I was going to send you to Galloway's on Smithfield Ave in Pawtucket.
Exit 25 off 95. Not too far from Providence at all.
I haven't lived in the area for 30 years so wanted to make sure they were still around. They are.
I did find a link which I'll post, but it says Seafood Restaurants in the title. Most of these I think are more fish markets, so call ahead to see what they offer.
Hopefully someone that lives in the area will be more helpfull if they see the listing.
Not sure what the latest is...
About 2 years ago, it was reported they were closing the Wayland Sq WF when the new Cranston store was going to open. It was said that the Wayland Sq store makes money, but just doesn't fit with the new WF "big box" model (even the N.Main University Heights store is considered "small" by the new WF business plan).
WF at first didn't deny the Wayland closing, but they later came out and said the store was staying *open* (although this coincided with the delays in construction of the Cranston store).
Now that the Cranston WF is "on" again as a project, I don't know what the latest is on the future of the Wayland Sq store. Living a block away as I'll do, I'll fight to try to keep it open! I consider it my pantry, and drop a pretty penny there.
Not much in the way of what you are asking. WF and ESM are the better choices in Providence.
Althought there is some hope. A new retail fish market will be opening on the corner of Atwells and Dean in the next couple of months. Supposedly the owner is a RI-native third generation commerical fisherman.