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SAN PEDRO FISH MARKET IN PORTS O' CALL RENEWS LEASE AGREEMENT
WITH PORT OF LOS ANGELES

Harbor Board Action Ensures Stability for Popular Eatery and Job Security for Employees

San Pedro Fish Market SAN PEDRO, Calif. — August 13, 2009 — The Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners today approved a five-year lease for the San Pedro Fish Market, a mainstay in Ports O’ Call Village, a 15-acre New England fishing-style village along the San Pedro waterfront.  The new lease enables a favorite dining spot for many local residents and visitors to continue to do business through 2014.

 The San Pedro Fish Market has operated in its current location for more than 30 years, offering retail and wholesale fish, ready-to-eat seafood fare, restaurant and banquet service, and store-branded merchandise.  It occupies 10,501 square feet of land and 15,752 square feet of water at Berth 78.

 “We couldn’t be happier to know that the San Pedro Fish Market will remain a fixture in Ports O’ Call Village,” said Geraldine Knatz, Ph.D., executive director of the Port of Los Angeles.  “The Fish Market has been the place to go for fresh fish in the Harbor area for the past 30 years.  Its employees and fish lovers -- not to mention hungry Port staff -- will take comfort in knowing its doors will remain open here in Ports O’ Call.”

 The San Pedro Fish Market employs 135 full and part-time workers and seats as many as 2,000 customers for indoor and waterside dining.  It also hosts banquets, weddings, cruise ship groups and other large gatherings in its Top of the Market facility. 

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