New seafood market in East Brewton
A new seafood market has opened in East Brewton, and owner Adam McCall said business is good.
“We have been open for two weeks, and business has been really good,” McCall said. “I bought out the scales and displays from another guy that owned a seafood market in the area, and we are doing daily what he said he was doing weekly.
“I don’t know if it is just the location or what it is, but we are doing extremely well,” he said.
McCall said he owns the business across the road from his new seafood market and would just sit across the way looking at the empty building.
“I just tried to think of something that the Brewton and East Brewton area did not have,” he said. “I thought about opening a restaurant or just something that I could do, and the previous owner of a seafood company in the area came to me and asked if I wanted to buy some coolers because he knows I like to hunt.
“He made me a really good deal on them, and I just got to thinking about the seafood market and decided I would try it.”
Deep South Seafood Market’s menu includes a variety of different things from crabs and crab legs to many varieties of shrimp, as well as fish.
“If it swims, we have got it, and if we don’t have it, we can get it,” McCall said.
McCall recently expanded his selection and plans to continue with the practice.
“It is hit-and-miss of what I can bring in and who buys it up first.”
McCall said the store offers a lot of specialty meats like Cajun meats, crawfish sausage, shrimp sausage, alligator sausage, fillets and frog legs.
“One of our big things that we sell is called ‘Swamp Fire,’” he said of the seafood boil found before only in Pensacola, Fla. “I had a ton of people when they found out we were opening a seafood market that asked me to carry it.”
And of course, the store carries crawfish, he said.
“We do crawfish every weekend – 1,000 pounds – and we are going to start steaming in the coming days,” he said.
The Deep South Seafood Market open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.