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RVMS Welcomes Shaking Seafood to Roslindale

Shaking Seafood, a New Orleans Cajun-style seafood restaurant, has signed a lease for 19 Poplar St. (previously Jerusalem Trading). They are slated to open in December 2017 or January 2018. Co-owners Jenny and John are also part-owners of similar restaurants in Virginia Beach, VA and Savannah, GA. After 13 years in the restaurant industry, they are excited to open their first independently-owned restaurant in Roslindale.

Shaking Seafood will offer a casual seafood dining experience at affordable prices. Jenny and John's other restaurants are known for their fresh seafood and unique menu: the seafood and sides are tossed with a spice-blend in a bag -- and then simply served in that bag. You can select the type of seafood, flavors, and spice levels, or opt for fried seafood and other menu items. 

Jenny and John moved from New York City to Quincy, and found a home within the strong Asian community in Quincy and the City of Boston. They chose Roslindale for Shaking Seafood because of the warmth and accessibility of the neighborhood, as well as the good mix of public services like the RMV and the Library and other businesses in the Square. Jenny said that when they came to tour 19 Poplar St., the building owners (Frank and Maria Azrak) and RVMS Board President, Anthony Giordano, were so nice and welcoming -- it seemed like a good fit. 

Jenny and John were also interested in bringing something unique to complement the food scene in Roslindale. Shaking Seafood will offer a unique dining experience that is popular in other cities, and they wanted to bring that experience to Roslindale so residents don't have to go downtown or drive far to enjoy it. There are similar Cajun-style seafood restaurants in Newton and Quincy. 

Shaking Seafood will have 89 seats, and they are interested in thinking more about live music and other programming once the restaurant opens. Right now, they are going through the permitting process for the restaurant build-out as well as entering the process for securing a liquor license. We'll share more information once we learn more! For now -- welcome to the neighborhood, Jenny and John!