Popular San Pedro Fish Market to get away from longtime port location
- US News
- February 11, 2023
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After more than six decades at the Ports O’ Call Village on the Port of Los Angeles, the popular San Pedro Fish Market and Restaurant will close that space next month as its owners plan to expand nearby.
The fish market — one of the busiest in the region, known for its seafood platters — announced on Facebook this week that its San Pedro location will close when its lease ends on March 3.
The anticipated move will make way for a new waterfront development under construction known as West Harbor, which will replace Ports O’ Call Village. However, the owners of the family-run fish market have plans to add even more space nearby while also operating a “pop-up” market in West Harbor.
The timeline for the pop-up or new location wasn’t immediately clear, and officials for the restaurant didn’t respond to a request for comment on Friday. The West Harbor retail, restaurant and attraction space is slated to open in 2024.
“The San Pedro Fish Market is officially moving into the next phase of development and is excited to have plans very soon to share our ‘pop up’ location within the West Harbor project which has lots of seating and all the great seafood who we are known for,” reads the Facebook post. The pop-up will be a “short walk north” from the restaurant’s current location.
Mike Ungaro, the market’s chief executive and part of the third generation running the family business, told the Times in 2021 that his family wanted to oversize the next restaurant and create one of the largest restaurants in the US, seating more than 5,000 people. The Company hopes to construct the fishing port on land approximately a mile and a half north of its current location at Berth 93.
“We intend to maintain a home in San Pedro and are encouraged and grateful to be working directly with West Harbor on a plan to quickly resume operations at a temporary location,” the post reads. “This will allow our family and associates to continue serving our loyal customers as we explore a longer term opportunity on the San Pedro coast.”