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New businesses: West Shore seafood market; kids' consignment in Palma Ceia; Apollo Beach art gallery

The lure of fresh fish reeled in a crowd at Southern Seafood's March 8 grand opening on S West Shore Boulevard.

"I got tired of asking for the fish of the day and hearing it was something from across the globe. That's ridiculous," said co-owner Pete Palori, a fifth-generation Tampa native and a 1999 Plant High grad.

The daily menu is whatever divers caught or speared that day: snapper, grouper, hogfish and other local species. Shrimp comes from the Versaggi Co.

"We're mainly a market, but customers can sit at 10-foot counter and watch us cook," Palori said. "Grilled, blackened or fried, we'll put it on lettuce or a bun.

His business partner, John Hill, adds experience as a commercial fisherman and owner of Get Hooked Grill in Hudson. Both men are licensed fishing captains.

"I got my first boat at age 5," Palori said. His family has owned Pete's Place bar/restaurant on Henderson Boulevard since 1979.

Southern Seafood, 3343 S West Shore Blvd., south of Bay to Bay Boulevard, is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Visit south ernseafood.net or call (813) 513-3020.

Kids consignment store takes cue from Gasparilla

Palma Ceia consignment shop Krewe Kids opened just before Gasparilla, selling clothes, shoes and toys, all new or gently used, for newborns up to size 14.

Tampa's pirate fest inspired the name and logo, said owner April Kellogg, a former WTVT-Ch. 13 news reporter. Always a proponent of consignment and second-hand shopping, Kellogg became even more enthusiastic after the birth of her children, Cameron, 6, and Katie, 3.

"We have everything for baby, from breast pumps to bedding, rockers, strollers and car seats," she said. Older kids will find deals on school uniforms and dance clothing.

Sales are split 50-50 between the consignee and the store. Unsold items are donated to charity.

Krewe Kids, 4107 Henderson Blvd., is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; find them on Facebook or call (813) 335-0140.

Apollo Beach gets art gallery, custom framer

Maritime, military and aviation themes will dominate Home Port Gallery when owner Jill Scott opens March 15 in the new Winn-Dixie plaza in Apollo Beach. Scott, who previously owned Hoffman Porges Gallery in Ybor City, will continue to exhibit established and emerging artists, including a representation from developing nations. She expects an architectural firm will occupy her former space.

Her husband, David, a retired Air Force major general, designed the 2,000-square-foot gallery with two large exhibition rooms and a framing area. Jill is an experienced framer who says she keeps her prices below "big box" retail.

A rent hike spurred the move, along with too little parking and too many partiers. An Apollo Beach resident since 1988, Scott is thrilled to be able to ride her bike to work .

Home Port Gallery, 6170 U.S. 41, is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and by appointment. Visit hpartgallery.com or call (813) 247-2000.

Times correspondent Eric Vician contributed to this report. Amy Scherzer can be reached at ascherzer@tampabay.com or (813) 226-3332.

New businesses: West Shore seafood market; kids' consignment in Palma Ceia; Apollo Beach art gallery 03/12/14 [Last modified: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 12:59pm]
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