MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (October 16, 2020) - Nestled on the banks of historic Shem Creek, sits Mount Pleasant Seafood, one of the oldest businesses in the Lowcountry. Locally owned and operated for four generations, this family-owned business celebrated its 75th anniversary today on the steps of the store located at 1402 Shrimp Boat Lane. Mount Pleasant Council Member Kathy Landing, along with Mount Pleasant Chamber of Commerce President Shane Griffin and stakeholders held a ceremonial ribbon cutting to celebrate the iconic business.
For three quarters of a century, Mount Pleasant Seafood has been the locals’ choice for fresh local seafood. Made famous for their selection, apparel, and recipes served with a side of southern hospitality, the Fitch family has been honored by the outreach and support of this special occasion by both state and local dignitaries. Senator Tim Scott remarked, “As you look back, take satisfaction in all that you have accomplished, reflect on those you have had the good fortune of working alongside and comfort in the knowledge that you have make your community a better place.” Mount Pleasant Mayor, Will Haynie said, “You’re an icon in the town of Mount Pleasant right there on Shem Creek. Thanks for the great, fresh local seafood and Happy 75th!”
When asked why she loves working in the store each day, fourth generation operator Sarah Fitch said, “the favorite part of our day is getting to know each and every person who walks through our doors. Learning what they like, offering recipes that they should try, and even catering in their backyards or special events with our popular shrimp boils or oyster roasts. We’re so thankful for the love and support the last 75 years and we’re looking forward to the next 75!”
To celebrate this occasion, the Fitch family will be making a public address to their loyal customers and their community. To signify their thanks and gratitude, they will be giving away a commemorative 75th anniversary t-shirt as a gift with purchase of $50 or more through Sunday, October 18, while supplies last.