UNION — A lifelong dream that began with a childhood love of fishing was formally realized Friday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Fresh Seafood on Main.
Located at 200 S. Gadberry St., Union, Fresh Seafood on Main has been open since November, providing customers with fresh seafood that they can either take home to cook or have prepared for them by the restaurant’s staff.
Even though it has been open nearly two months, it wasn’t until Friday morning that Fresh Seafood on Main got its formal opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by officials from the Union County Chamber of Commerce, the City of Union and other communities, the private sector, and, of course, the public, many of whom were waiting to place their order for some fresh seafood.
Fresh Seafood on Main is owned by Stanley Clowney Jr., a Union native who lives in Columbia, is involved in the food truck service industry, and is part-owner of Carolina Seafood in Rock Hill.
During Friday’s ceremony, Clowney spoke, pointing out that growing up he loved fishing and how that love of fishing became his dream of owning a fresh seafood market in Union, a dream realized with the opening of Fresh Seafood on Main.
“It is truly a great honor to fulfill a lifelong dream,” Clowney said. “I appreciate everybody’s support.”
Shortly after it opened in November, Fresh Seafood on Main became one of the newest members of the Union County Chamber of Commerce. One of those attending Friday’s ribbon-cutting ceremony was Chamber Executive Director Torance Inman who urged the public to support the restaurant and enjoy what it has to offer.
“We’re excited about the Fresh Seafood on Main opening,” Inman said. “We encourage everyone to come out and enjoy the fresh seafood.”
Also participating in Friday’s ceremony was City of Union Mayor Harold Thompson who, in addition to representing the city, was also there as a customer..
“We’re glad to have you,” Thompson said. “We’ve always needed a good fish market and people will be come here.”
Once the ribbon was cut, Thompson then lined up at the counter with the many people who were there to shop for fresh fish, and purchased 3 pounds of Perch.
Fresh Seafood on Main is open Monday-Friday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. It also offers a daily lunch special from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday with the offered items varying from day to day.
The restaurant offers a wide selection of fresh seafood including Flounder, Salmon, Red Snapper, Florida Bream, Mullet, Black Bass, Croaker, Porgie, Spots, Dressed Catfish, Gator Tail, and, of course, Perch.
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.