Wednesday, May 18, 2011
TJ’s Seafood Market in North Dallas closing temporarily May 22-26
Doing a store remodel, big sale on Saturday.
DALLAS TJ's Seafood Market in North Dallas announced that it will temporarily close next week for renovations:
TJ's has been your fish market for 22 years. We want to look nice for the next 22 years. So we are doing some work in the market to keep it looking as fresh as our seafood.
TJ's is tentatively scheduled to be closed Sun May 22-Thurs May 26. We will update you if that schedule changes. We apologize for the inconvenience.
We don't want any seafood left on Saturday, May 21, so from 4-6 p.m. on Saturday all fresh seafood, fresh-made sauces, and take-out are 25% off. Copper River Salmon, TJ's Famous Cocktail Shrimp, and anything else perishable that is in the store!
We cannot reserve anything, when we are out we are out, and discount not applicable with any other offer or promotion.
We will also discount offer 25% off on any VIETRI dinnerware remaining on the shelf...we don't feel like boxing it all up!
Spokesman Jon Alexis said that they're sprucing things up.
"We're going to put new tile on the floor, new paint on the walls, and we're doing some internal stuff in the kitchen including some work on our walk-in refrigerator," he said. "We're open seven days a week, and that's a little wear. We said, 'we need to spruce the place up a little bit'."
For a fish market to have Sunday hours is a pretty big convenience.
"We're open 12 noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, and we can do that because we're not necessarily reliant on local distributors," Alexis said. "We try to get our fish directly from the source, and that means it's coming into the airport. If Love Field is open on Sunday, we'll go to the airport on Sunday. That's what allows us to be open on Sunday. We can get fresh fish."
This complicates the delivery of Copper River salmon, the much anticipated yearly wild salmon, which is just arriving in markets this week.
"The timing isn't great but we weren't that upset because this is the first weekend, and the price is often high, so we don't mind waiting a few weeks when the price will go down," Alexis said. "Anticipating this, we didn't order as much; we're getting three to four whole fish, and we assume that whatever we get, we'll sell."
The fish will arrive on Thursday or Friday, and he doesn't yet know what the price per pound will be, but estimates it to be in the area of $50 per pound.
"We think we'll have we're getting enough to last through the weekend, but there's a chance that, if you came in on Saturday afternoon, and it's not all sold, you could get 25% off," he said.
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