Freshy’s Local Market to open in Mercer Island’s Hadley building

Another retail tenant for the new Hadley apartment building on Mercer Island has been announced: Freshy's Local Market. It is planning a Dec. 1 opening.

  • Tuesday, May 10, 2016 11:01am

Another retail tenant for the new Hadley apartment building on Mercer Island has been announced: Freshy’s Local Market. It is planning a Dec. 1 opening.

It will be a “European style” market featuring local seafood, hormone-free meats, farmstead dairy products and locally grown organic produce, said Steffenie Evans, vice president of Legacy Partners, which is managing the Hadley project.

Freshy’s, owned by Bryce Caldwell, has operated a seafood market at 2411 76th Ave. SE since 2010. The new market will be right up the street.

“The new space will include a more elevated design, and will provide our residents and customers with a wider selection of products with the same great service we have all experienced with Bryce and his staff,” Evans said.

Hadley now has 1,655 square feet of retail space available. The building is 84 percent pre-leased, said broker Monica Wallace. Other tenants include Mioposto pizzeria and Orangetheory Fitness.

“Much of the success has come from the developer’s and the designer’s attention to detail on the project’s public open spaces and common areas that will lead to a sense of place and will enhance the community,” Wallace said.

Freshy’s Seafood Market will remain on Mercer Island, but will undergo a remodel to add more indoor seating, Caldwell said.

“Freshy’s Seafood Shack, with fish ‘n chips and the best fish tacos in town, will grow inside the current repurposed fuel station to offer inside casual seating for those days less desirable to enjoy our outdoor elements,” he said. “There will be menu additions, such as steamed crab and grilled fish, to compliment the casual indoor dining environment.”

The local market will taken the “proven concept” of local, sustainable seafood — based on direct shipment and the avoidance of warehouses and distribution centers — and expand on it.

“We will showcase the high quality local fresh seafood with Kosher certification that Mercer Island residents have been enjoying since 2010, adding to our assortment of all local farm direct meats, poultry and organic fresh local produce,” Caldwell said.

Freshy’s will also build on its fresh artisan smoked seafood assortment, adding smoked beef jerky and other house artisan smoked specialties. It will offer a large assortment of local wine, beer and an extensive sake assortment, Caldwell said.

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