Turbot turpentine, anyone?

Fins fish market is due to open sometime this summer, next door to the auto body paint outlet which is already open, and the previously mentioned whine wine bar with high (self) expectations, Bacchus.

I still don’t quite fathom how a restaurant/market selling something as delicate as fish will be able to operate efficiently next to a paint shop? (Or wine either.)

Reminds me of the dark ages when I worked for Godiva Chocolatier and one of the managers had a smoke break in the chocolate storeroom. We had to write off a lot of chocolate THAT day. The point here is: you just don’t smoke around fine chocolate, unless you LIKE the taste of ashes. Fish, being (in my mind anyway) of similar delicacy, prepared next door to vats of fume-inducing paint …well, you connect the dots.

On the other hand, perhaps it will be the auto paint sellers who will suffer from the scent of tons of trucked-in fish? Certainly the smell of day old sole is something worth swooning over?

6 Comments so far

  1. wburg (unregistered) on May 24th, 2007 @ 5:04 pm

    I have been by that corner a lot, frequently on foot, since the time that Profound Sound was on the corner, and I haven’t *ever* noticed any untowards paint-fume smells from the paint shop. Aren’t they a retail paint shop, anyhow–as in, they sell paint to people who paint things? I suppose I’m just not sure how this is supposed to taint the whole neighborhood for any non-blue-collar uses.


  2. Ursula (unregistered) on May 24th, 2007 @ 7:23 pm

    Ahh, I like when my questions are misread as attempts to taint the neighborhood. Blue collar is not the enemy. At least, they’re not *my* enemy.

    I simply wonder about the logic and the possibilities of issues with food establishments next to paint establishments.

    But hey, you’ve never smelled anything untowards on that block so it must be environmentally safe, right?


  3. wburg (unregistered) on May 25th, 2007 @ 9:16 am

    Maybe they’re going to offer custom paintjobs on the fish?

    “Pimp My Scrod”!


  4. wburg (unregistered) on May 29th, 2007 @ 8:22 am

    Okay, I feel kinda silly arguing about this now…I walked past the place and took another look.

    It’s a color PRINT shop, not a color PAINT shop. So unless every Kinko’s is a potential Superfund site, it’s probably not going to affect the fish, or the wine. No word yet about the whine.


  5. Ursula (unregistered) on May 30th, 2007 @ 12:34 pm

    Well, actually I went back after your comment and double checked as well.

    The name of the place is “Jim’s Color Corner: Automobile Paint and Supplies.”

    It looks like it is still a paint shop–but did you discover some sort of print shop as well?


  6. wburg (unregistered) on May 30th, 2007 @ 2:30 pm

    Okay, I now have egg on my face: I mentioned this item to a friend, who said “That’s not a paint shop, it’s a print shop!” and when I walked past, I could have sworn that “paint” read “print.” Shows what the power of suggestion will do, I suppose, or I’m getting old enough to need glasses. Checking around, there was a print shop (Dynamic Imaging) in the building where Fins is going (where Profound Sound was.)

    Still didn’t smell any paint fumes, though, and it looks like someone was working inside the Baccus building.

    I suppose one can hope that they aren’t going high-end, and they’ll make a wine store that specializes in Night Train, Mad Dog 20/20, and Thunderbird vintages. This town needs more low-end amenities too, right?



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