Scale Fish Market opens in Jersey City

Scale Fish Market, a staple of Jersey City farmers markets, has opened a storefront at 45 Coles Street. Image courtesy of Scale Fish Market.

A seafood purveyor that has been a staple at Jersey City farmers markets for the past year has opened its first brick-and-mortar space.

Late last month, Scale Fish Market launched its storefront at 45 Coles Street in the former Cochie’s Restaurant space. The business was started by JC local Antonio Rodriguez, who worked in the seafood industry and local kitchens for several years while completing cooking school.

The newly opened market sources produce from the Fulton Fish Market and sells a variety of fresh seafood. Fish, caviar, many types of shellfish, sea urchins, etc. are available for purchase and the company offers a catering service through their website which offers options like seafood towers, steamed crab legs, lobsters, or raw bars that include varieties of oysters from Blue Point to Cape May.

The market also offers a range of quick lunch dishes, courtesy of Chef Rodriguez, which can be ordered in advance. Creations like Thai crab cake, salmon burger or lobster rolls sit alongside more elaborate dishes including Cajun crawfish, lobster bisque and conch salad.

Scale Fish Market is now open Wednesday to Friday from 10am to 6pm and will continue to put on a show at the nearby Van Vorst Park Farmers Market every Saturday from 9am to 1pm.

The company will expand its presence to other local markets when the weather warms, with opening hours Wednesday at Hamilton Park Market from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday at Lincoln Park Market from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. h.

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