Success necessitates changes for Fla. retailer

Published on
March 27, 2013

After selling seafood at the same Palm Beach, Fla., spot for nearly 30 years, Cod & Capers Seafood was eager for a much larger space, one with room for a café, a fish market, a wholesale operation and offices. That was no small task, since its previous facility was just 4,600 square feet, even after three separate expansions.

The challenges of renovating influenced the careful steps that owner Steve Gyland took when shopping for a new site. “We started the process of looking [for property] back in 2008, and it took almost two years of negotiating to close the deal on where we are now,” Gyland said.

Gyland and other Cod & Capers executives settled on the new 8,600-square-foot, free-standing building — which opened in early January — because of its space and location. Situated right off of U.S. Route 1, a major North-South highway that traces the entire East Coast, the massive building used to be a T.G.I. Friday’s. The new spot is also convenient for the store’s loyal customers, since it is only about two miles away from its old location.

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