BOSTON — The Boston Market is now a bit more than a decade old.
The Boston Fish Market, where the fish market began as an extension of the fish-market chain in the early 1990s, is now open in partnership with the Globe.
But the market is still a must-see for anyone who wants to see the region’s thriving seafood industry, and even the city’s downtown has the opportunity to become the place of fish, said James L. Leckie, owner of Boston Fish & Prawns and a longtime market watcher.
He said he hopes that will be true of the entire region.
“I think it’s just great to have the fish and lobster and the seafood being brought to Boston,” Lecky said.
The city has been hosting the first annual Boston Market since 2011.
It brings together about 70 local businesses to sell seafood and produce, and to offer a taste of the region and to share the best in seafood.
The fish market started in 1989 as an outgrowth of the Fish Market in the City, a popular seafood market in the Bronx, according to its website.
“In 1989, we launched the Fish Markets of the Bronx,” the website says.
They provide a great venue for restaurants to showcase their offerings. “
The Fish Markets in the city of Boston are a very, very big part of the Boston market.
They provide a great venue for restaurants to showcase their offerings.
They’re also great for local foodies and their families, who can come to the market and experience a few different varieties of seafood.”
The fish and produce section is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, and is free for customers of all ages.
“For me, this is a very special moment for the market,” Lecksie said.
“It’s going to be a very exciting time.”
A number of Boston-area restaurants and retail outlets have been offering discounts and specials on seafood since the Fish market opened, including Boston Market Seafood Market, Fish Market Market at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Fish Markets at the Boston Market, The Market at BOSTons Fish Market and BOSTon Seafood Markets.
Lecksy said he’s excited for the opportunity of bringing the Fishmarket to the Boston area.
“Boston Market is very much about the community, so it’s really important that we are supporting the community,” he said.
“Boston Market has been the anchor for the community for the past 25 years,” Leksie said, “and we’re going to miss the people who make this place possible.”
Leckie said that while the market was originally planned to open in the late 1990s as a fish-markets extension, it didn’t take off as planned.
“A lot of people in the Fish markets were just getting their feet wet, and the demand wasn’t there yet,” he recalled.
“When we opened up, it was just kind of a novelty.
We were doing things a little different.
But now we’ve grown into something bigger.”
The Boston Fish market has been a fixture in the community since at least 1987.
Its opening coincided with the closure of the city-owned and operated Fish Market at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, which closed in 1994.
The Fish Market was shuttered in 2004, but the Fish and Lobster Market, which began in 1990, is still open as of this summer.
The Fish market was designed to be the “old-school” market, Leckies son said.
He recalled one of the first things he did when he took over the Fish Marketplace was create a menu with the freshest seafood and vegetables, as well as the best seafood and fresh fish.
He started by selling fresh fish to the public, and then added seasonal items to make sure people could always find the fresher fish.
In 2015, the Boston Fish and Prawn market hosted the world premiere of “The King and I,” the documentary about the life of Boston’s late mayor, Edward Koch, who died in a plane crash in 1972.
The film was directed by New York filmmaker and filmmaker-in-residence David Grossman.
While the Boston fish market is the main attraction, there are many other spots to enjoy the best local seafood.
There are also several options for a romantic dinner, such as the seafood bar at the historic Boston Fish Co. in Dorchester.
The menu features traditional fare such as lobster tails, scallops, oysters and prawns.
The food and drink menu features locally sourced seafood and specialty wines, such an award-winning wine list.
The Seafood and Oyster Bar in Boston has a variety of seafoods on the menu, such oysters, prawn, shrimp and lobster.
There is also a seafood counter