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Seafood market catches interest in North End

At Mercato del Mare, shoppers find an array of fresh seafood such as shrimp, mussels, and clams (above left) and (above right, from left) tuna, swordfish, and salmon. Below: Longtime North End residents Elizabeth Ventura (left) and Keri Cassidy opened the seafood market in May. At Mercato del Mare, shoppers find an array of fresh seafood such as shrimp, mussels, and clams (above left) and (above right, from left) tuna, swordfish, and salmon. Below: Longtime North End residents Elizabeth Ventura (left) and Keri Cassidy opened the seafood market in May. (Photos by yoon s. byun/globe staff)
By Andrea Pyenson
Globe Correspondent / January 14, 2009

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A few doors down from Polcari's Coffee, next to True Value Hardware in the North End, a bright blue awning greets customers of Mercato del Mare, a seafood market slightly below street level. Since it opened in May, the inviting little Mercato has become a regular stop for shoppers looking for top quality fish. And if you buy something, you're ... (Full article: 741 words)

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