10 December 2018, 09:07 AM
  • Clifton Seafood Company is joining CARGO, a hub of eateries and shops housed within converted shipping containers at Wapping Wharf, Bristol's harbourside neighbourhood
Seafood merchant is latest retailer to set up shop at Bristol’s CARGO

Fish and shellfish merchant, Clifton Seafood Company, will move into a standalone shipping container next to Pizzarova at the far end of CARGO 2, which runs along Museum Street.

The space will be converted into a fishmonger’s shop - the company’s first retail space in the city - with plans to supply a wide variety of fresh seafood from the South Coast and beyond to shoppers at Wapping Wharf. A home delivery service is also in the pipeline for the future.

Clifton Seafood Company will officially throw open the doors to its first shop at on 15th December, and will be serving canapes and wine provided by local suppliers, as well as offering promotional deals and a prize draw.

Rozzy Turner of Clifton Seafood Company said, “We’ve been interested in CARGO since it opened and love the atmosphere and community feel among the traders. At the moment we supply restaurants throughout Somerset and Bristol and we have wanted to open a little fish shop for a while to expand our business into retail. Wapping Wharf feels like the perfect home and we feel we will fit into the community very well.”

As well as the arrival of Clifton Seafood Company, CARGO 2 is expanding with the addition of two new units on top of the existing ground floor units.

Stuart Hatton, director at Umberslade, the developer behind Wapping Wharf, said: “The growth of CARGO is very exciting as it gives us the opportunity to welcome new businesses into this fantastic community, complimenting the eclectic mix of shops, restaurants, cafes and other independent traders already based at Wapping Wharf. We look forward to making some more announcements about who’s joining the neighbourhood soon.”

Wapping Wharf is located in the heart of Bristol’s historical and cultural quarter. The waterfront neighbourhood is currently home to around 40 independent businesses, over 30 of which are based within CARGO 1 and 2.