by Marc Hurwitz
It looks like Boston may just be getting its first public seafood market.
Universal Hub is reporting (via a letter of intent from Pilot Development Partners that a development which would include a retail seafood market along with two or three seafood wholesalers is being proposed for the Raymond Flynn Marine Park along the eastern edge of the city's Seaport District. The space, which is located near where Fid Kennedy Avenue and Tide Street meet along the South Boston waterfront, would also include a garage as well--and the garage would be a mixed-use building that would house the public seafood market.
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The letter mentions that Boston Sword & Tuna, which is located on nearby Seafood Way, is one of the wholesalers planning to move into the development, as it has outgrown its space.
December 22 update: According to a Twitter post from @jonchesto, it appears that the seafood market may be more of a cafe or a food stand, with another tweet from him saying it may be about 2,500 square feet in size and that all of the seafood sold will be from the wholesalers within the development.
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