Scarborough, Maine’s Old Fire Station Set to Open as a Fish Market
A long-awaited store opening in Scarborough is nearly here.
Harbor Fish Market, the wildly popular Portland fish monger, has announced the opening date of their highly anticipated new location in Scarborough.
This will be the second location for Harbor Fish Market, which has been selling seafood on Custom Wharf in Portland since 1966.
Harbor will be sharing a building with another local store, Rosemont Market. However, the two companies won't just be sharing the building, but working collaboratively. According to Rosemont the two "are excited to finally come together under one roof to collectively contribute fresh, locally sourced, quality food to the community of Scarborough."
Making the story even more unique is the building the two are in. The location of 246 US Route One in Scarborough used to be a fire station.
The station, which was closed due to a new station opening right down the street, is an ideal location for a market. It's on Route One, and right in the heart of Scarborough's busy Oak Hill Neighborhood.
Add on the fact that this location is prime for the hordes of vacationers that take to the summer rentals all around the Scarborough vicinity.
And of course, for the local fans of Harbor Fish Market, it makes it an easier location for many. Soon the only option won't be a trek down to Custom Wharf Pier in Portland.
Harbor Fish Market and Rosemont also join a growing community of locally-owned restaurants and stores in the Oak Hill district. This is a very welcoming trend in a suburb that continues to expand. Hopefully it's a trend that's long-lasting and contagious to other growing areas.
Of course, if Portland or Scarborough are both out for you, Harbor Fish Market has a full online store and ready to ship to you.