JP Seafood opens sake bar, gallery

December 2, 2011
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(Gazette Photo by David Taber) The new communal table and art gallery at JP Seafood Café.

JP Seafood Café this week added a new dimension with the opening of the JP Seafood Gallery Lounge, featuring local art, a communal table and sake and wine bar.

The Gallery Lounge is in the storefront at 734 Centre—the former home of Skelly Insurance—next door to the Japanese/Korean restaurant’s main dining room at 730 Centre St.

It was slated to open  during JP Centre/South Main Streets’ First Thursday celebration Dec. 1, with a display of photography by JP artist Robin Radin.

Of the 20 seat-communal table, JP Seafood owner Phil Paik  said, “Now customers will be able to choose between having a more traditional family meal and the more energetic experience of the communal table.”

Paik said JP Seafood plans to host events like wine and food pairings, sake tastings and sushi classes in the new space.