Though this news appeared in our most recent newsletter, it’s too good not to share with everyone.
Good news for all lovers of fine foods. The Fisherman’s Market will be the Kootenay Co-op’s new neighbour in Nelson Commons. Expanding on their successful stores in West Vancouver, Kelowna and Kamloops, owners Geoff Austin, Adam Pearl and Cory Siegner are very excited about moving from their location on Ward Street to their soon-to-be store on Hall, just across the lane from DeVito’s Shoes. Geoff knows that “people who shop at Kootenay Co-op also shop with us,” so now people will be able to get everything they need in one location.
Working with Steven Kaup of Project 9 Architecture and Planning, the team from Fisherman’s is hoping to create a retail landmark here in Nelson. Geoff says that he “wants people to be as excited about the new store as they are about the selection and quality of seafood on display.” He promises they’ll maintain their trademark “fishing museum” feel with memorabilia and curios. The team is very excited to be a part of Nelson Commons and the renaissance happening on Hall Street and the east side of Baker.
Though Fisherman’s Market now offers meat at their Ward Street location, the new store on Hall Street will be all seafood, all the time. After 12 years in a consistently growing business, Geoff, Adam and Cory are now able to buy direct from suppliers—this means better seafood and more selection. Very clear benefits for shoppers! Summing it all up, Geoff says: “I want the place where I go to work to be the best fish store in the province.” Sounds like an excellent plan. And good news for Nelson.