New seafood shop opens in Springboro

The Springboro Fish Market opened this week at 36 E. Central Ave., where it shares a building with Carmela’s Pizzeria.

Bill Covert, founder and owner of Springboro Fish Market, worked for 22 years for Midwest Seafood, a seafood shop that operated in Springboro until 2007, when it shut down. Covert served as production manager for Midwest Seafood, which sold to wholesale accounts such as restaurants and country clubs, as well as to individual customers at its retail shop. The new fish market sells only to retail customers, Covert said.

After Midwest Seafood closed, Covert worked in the seafood department at Jungle Jim’s for about five years, and most recently owned and operated the Hyde Park Fish Market. But Covert, a 1983 Springboro High School graduate, was looking for an opportunity to open a shop in his hometown.

Covert said he brings in fresh seafood, including shellfish, oysters, mussels, clams and fresh fish, from multiple sources on the east and west coasts, the Gulf of Mexico and Canada. The shop makes its own clam chowder, crab cakes, shrimp cakes, dips and sauces.

Springboro Fish Market’s hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, closed Sunday. For more information, check out the Springboro Fish Market Facebook Page or call (937) 550-4263.

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