Seafood market opens today

Published 11:51 am Saturday, September 5, 2009

Demopolis has a new seafood market in town, with the food items coming directly from the Gulf to the store.

Cajun Boy, owned and operated by Bella Mia entrepreneur Tim Harrison, opens today (Saturday) at the corner of U.S. Highway 80 East and U.S. Highway 43 South, across from Windham Motors.

“This crab meat was picked yesterday,” Harrison said. “That’s how quick we’re getting it. We’re taking a chance on having this kind of product here, but we think the people really want it. They’ve been asking for it.”

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The market will also have boiled seafood, including crabs and crawfish when they are in season.

“There will also be someone available to help show people how to peel shrimp, how to peel crab, how to open oysters and how to boil them,” said Debbie Harrison. “A lot of people don’t know that.”

The market will be open Mondays through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Sundays from noon to 7 p.m. Tim Harrison said the market may be open later.

“I’ve heard that there are people here who commute,” he said. “They get home a little late, so we’ll be open to try to accommodate them.”

Harrison and his co-workers go to the Gulf several times a week and catch their own seafood. They had been selling it from their trawler, the Bella Mia, near the city landing, and have now made the next step in their enterprise.