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Saabiar Nov 1, 2012 02:07 PM

quick question.

Is there an actual Market, or is it kind of an order on phone or online and then pick up kind of situation?

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    Cathy RE: Saabiar Nov 1, 2012 02:40 PM

    You can call to order or you can walk in-there is a whiteboard of prices. If not busy, you can get a 'tour' of the processing area. There are no glass cases or lemon wedges and parsley of a display area.

    Walking in the front door, it's an office area. That's where you'd pick up.

    We went there the first time on a weekday morning and it wasn't busy, so saw the facilities (very clean; no odors). Now we just order and pick up. Sign up on the website and special Fri-Sat only prices will be emailed at 5 p.m. on Thursdays.

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      RhonelyInsanediego RE: Cathy Nov 1, 2012 03:42 PM

      They are actually in the process of revamping the place and I'm told it will have more of a market/display for the general public.

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        Fake Name RE: RhonelyInsanediego Nov 1, 2012 05:51 PM

        I've seen it, and yes, far more retail than ever. Display cases, a "real" cashier and everything. No awkward standing in the office- just walk right in to the "shop".

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          DiningDiva RE: Fake Name Nov 1, 2012 08:29 PM

          Can hardly wait, any ETA for when they're going to unveil it and put it into service?

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            Fake Name RE: DiningDiva Nov 2, 2012 05:25 AM

            Already in and working. Saturdays are best.

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              DiningDiva RE: Fake Name Nov 2, 2012 07:00 AM

              Thx. I haven't been there for about a month. This is probably enough incentive to make the next time real soon

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                Cathy RE: Fake Name Nov 2, 2012 07:17 AM

                I haven't picked up since the week after Labor Day; husband has and never told me! I just don't like the weekend crowds...

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        keena RE: Saabiar Nov 1, 2012 08:49 PM

        Make sure to wear closed toe shoes. I had sandals on so only my better half got to go back and choose the seafood if you want to go back and see all that they have.

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          RhonelyInsanediego RE: keena Nov 2, 2012 07:22 AM

          And wear a hat so you don't get stuck putting on one of their ugly hair nets!

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            Saabiar RE: RhonelyInsanediego Nov 2, 2012 09:37 AM

            Thanks for the info!

            anyone know what Saturday hours are?

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              Cathy RE: Saabiar Nov 2, 2012 11:06 AM

              8a.m.-noon http://www.catalinaop.com/Articles.as...

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          globalevent RE: Saabiar Dec 10, 2012 11:49 PM

          I know it's sacrilege to bash COP but the last couple of times I've been on Saturday the fish I purchased just wasn't that fresh. I really believe in everything they are doing down there but there's no excuse for selling product that is on the backside of fresh.

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            Fake Name RE: globalevent Dec 11, 2012 04:54 AM

            What fish was it?

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              cstr RE: globalevent Dec 11, 2012 06:16 AM

              Did you think to call and let them know? I'm sure they'll have no problem with refunding or replacing the product.

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                RhonelyInsanediego RE: globalevent Dec 11, 2012 07:27 AM

                Simple solution. Always go into the back to see what's fresh and to pick your seafood. Besides, it's a neat operation to check out.

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                  Fake Name RE: RhonelyInsanediego Dec 11, 2012 08:21 AM

                  No more going-to-the-back. They now have a retail area, fish on display.

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                    RhonelyInsanediego RE: Fake Name Dec 11, 2012 08:30 AM

                    You can always still go in to the back on request. That way you see what is currently coming in and fresh. Now, you might have to wait to get something you want, but it may be worth it.

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