Coastal Seafoods’ New 3,000 Square Foot Market and Cafe Now Open in Minneapolis
The Twin Cities Coastal Seafoods fish market is growing.
His new location in Minneapolis opened this week, right across from his much smaller old home. (There is another place in St. Paul.)
The new store, located at 2007 E. 24th St., is almost four times the size of the original and will house a prepared food cafe that will showcase the underwater creatures also available for purchase raw.
“It’s a way to show these products, for people who may not be familiar with a certain fish,” said Keane Amdahl, Marketing Director of Coastal Seafoods.
With all the new freezer and refrigerator spaces in the 3,000 square foot digs, the market is seriously expanding its seafood offering. And it’s venturing into other foods too, with a case of cold cuts and cheese. .
Apart from the new address, not much is expected to change immediately. New products will be rolled out gradually online, until the store opens for in-person purchases on August 31. Until then, curbside pickup continues at the new location. Just look for the metal fish hanging on the hooks.
When the store is open to customers, they will be limited to 10 at a time. There is no indoor seating for the cafe yet and a cooking school space will not be offering classes at this time.
Expansion plans have been in the works for two years, Amdahl said. “We’ve been working on it for a while, but obviously it’s quite complex and the pandemic has given it an interesting twist.”
It couldn’t be better timed. With the take-off of home cooking and the addition of online ordering and curbside pickup over the past few months, “we’ve actually grown a lot,” Amdahl said.
“It allows us to bring a greater variety of things, because we haven’t had the space before,” he added. “There are a lot of great, high-end, profitable products that we haven’t been able to deliver. They will be much more accessible to a lot more people. It really is a game-changer. “
Coastal Seafoods is open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
The café will be open from August 31 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.