UNION — If you’ve got a taste for fresh seafood then Union’s newest restaurant is the place to be.
Located at 200 S. Gadberry St., Union, “Fresh Seafood on Main” is owned by Stanley Clowney Jr. who described his newest business as “a small seafood market where you can purchase fresh seafood, but at the same time have it cooked. You can have it fried, steamed, or grilled here or you can take it home and prepare it yourself.”
Fresh Seafood on Main is the second seafood establishment Clowney, a Union native who lives in Columbia and is involved in the food truck service industry, has opened in the past decade. He is part-owner of Carolina Seafood in Rock Hill, and said that the success of that venture is what lead him to open Fresh Seafood on Main.
“We’ve had the place in Rock Hill since 2006 and it is doing well and so I thought about how I could leave my mark and create jobs,” Clowney said. “We have people here in Union who go to Rock Hill and Spartanburg for fresh seafood so I saw the need here.”
Clowney said Fresh Seafood on Main will live up to its name by providing a wide selection of fresh seafood Monday-Saturday. He said there will also be a daily lunch special offered daily from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday with offered items varying from day to day.
That wide selection of fresh seafood includes Flounder, Salmon, Perch, Red Snapper, Florida Bream, Mullet, Black Bass, Croaker, Porgie, Spots, Dressed Catfish, and Gator Tail.
Fresh Seafood on Main is open Monday-Friday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
As for his goal of creating jobs locally, Clowney said he employs a total of four full-time and two part-time workers at the restaurant.
Fresh Seafood on Main is also one of the newest members of the Union County Chamber of Commerce.
While the restaurant has been open since November, it will celebrate its formal opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony this Friday at 11 a.m. The public is invited to attend the ceremony and stay afterwards to enjoy light refreshments including shrimp and grits.
For more information about Fresh Seafood on Main call 864-441-0029.
Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090 or firstname.lastname@example.org.