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New high-quality specialty meat and seafood store opens in Mukilteo

MUKILTEO—Mukilteans lined up by the dozens for the Grand Opening of Earth & Ocean, Mukilteo’s new local and only specialty meat and seafood retail store.

“Everyone, thank you for showing up… we really feel the support, the love, and we are happy to be here,” co-owner Fermin Lopez told attendees just before Saturday’s ribbon cutting.

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Ribbon cutting ceremony of Earth & Ocean on January 6, 2024. (L-R) Chamber member Randy Robichaud, Councilman Mike Dixon, co-owner Chris Mills, Mayor Joe Marine, co-owner Fermin Lopez, Council Vice President Tom Jordal, Chamber Executive Director Kandace Barnes, and Chamber Board member Jim Tinsley. Lynnwood Times | Mario Lotmore.

Earth & Ocean is co-owned by Chris Mills and Fermin Lopez, two close friends with a love for seafood and meat. In 2023, they decided to turn their combined experience of over 50 years into an opportunity to provide fresh high-quality seafood and meat to the waterfront community of Mukilteo. The company firmly believes in ethical sourcing and responsible practices, and collaborates directly with local suppliers.

“We ensure that our products are not only fresh and bursting with flavor but also sourced in a manner that respects and nurtures the environment,” its website reads.

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Specialty meats of Earth & Ocean on January 6, 2024. Lynnwood Times | Mario Lotmore.

“Ever since we have been doing our buildout, people have been coming by everyday asking when we are going to open. We are just going to put our best foot forward for you guys; please be patient with us today,” co-owner Chris Mills said just before opening the doors.

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Ribbon cutting ceremony of Earth & Ocean on January 6, 2024. (L-R) co-owner Chris Mills and Mayor Joe Marine sharing a moment. Lynnwood Times | Mario Lotmore.

Attending the ribbon cutting ceremony was Mukilteo Mayor Joe Marine, Mukilteo Council Vice President Tom Jordal, Mukilteo Councilman Mike Dixon, and Mukilteo Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Kandace Barnes, along with fellow chamber board members Jim Tinsley, Christina Stollwerck, and Adrian Ramirez.

“When I heard this [Earth & Ocean] was opening, I was very excited,” Mayor Marine said. “I grew up in a fishing village in Alaska, so I commercial fished for salmon and crab. It is cool to be able to come down here to get the fresh [food]… Just thank you guys so much!”

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Specialty seafood of Earth & Ocean on January 6, 2024. Lynnwood Times | Mario Lotmore.

From the moment one walks through its doors, the fresh-airy smell of seafood hits the senses.  Earth & Ocean boost high-quality beef, poultry, pork, and seafood, sourced directly from trusted ethical and sustainable Pacific Northwest suppliers.

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Specialty seafood of Earth & Ocean on January 6, 2024. Lynnwood Times | Mario Lotmore.

A selection of various New York Strip to ribeye’s to applewood smoked bacon, Earth & Ocean has it. From Kumamoto oysters to Manila clams, Earth & Ocean has it. Need some fresh Sockeye or Troll King salmon, Sea Bass, Ahi Tuna or Sable fish, you can find it at Earth & Ocean.

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Specialty seafood of Earth & Ocean on January 6, 2024. Lynnwood Times | Mario Lotmore.

The retail store also has fresh seaweed, lobster claws and tails, King and Dungeness crab, and scallops. For prepared foods, there is marinated Chipotle Lime, Lemon Garlic Herb, Jerk, and Teriyaki chicken to choose from.

“This is the type of thing we really need here in Mukilteo,” Jim Tinsley, Mukilteo Chamber of Commerce Board member told the Lynnwood Times. “To see this concept of meat and seafood, this specialty store is what Mukilteo is all about!”

Earth & Ocean is located within the Harbour Pointe Retail Building at 10100 Mukilteo Speedway, Suite 110, in Mukilteo. Follow them on social media at Facebook, TikTok, and Instagram.

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Grand Opening of Earth & Ocean on January 6, 2024. Lynnwood Times | Mario Lotmore.
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