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Coleman's Fish Market Celebrates 100 Years

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Coleman's Fish Market celebrated 100 years of service Tuesday. To mark the day artists provided free face paintings and balloon hats to children at Centre Market.

Others came from out of town to celebrate family and fish, like Tamara from Portland Oregon.

“We are here visiting family and my mom who passed away a couple years ago, this was her favorite place on Earth,” said Tamara Godish.

Two sisters haven't seen each other in more than 60 years.  They just reunited Monday night and one of their first stops was at Coleman's.

“We've been separated for so many years and we just got back together and we're talking about family and our relationships with our brothers and sisters. We have seven sisters below us, and I'm the oldest,” said Shirley Foreman.
Her sister was adopted and taken away from her when they were kids; they reunited and enjoy each other’s company and some fish sandwiches.

Some are on a mystery tour all the way from Chicago making stops at unknown locations in the Ohio Valley.
Coleman's is a must for this group.

One of the members of the tour group said,
“We're on a bus from Chicago, with Galaxy Tours, so we're on a mystery tour, we don't know where we're going next.”

She also went on to say the sandwiches were good and even offered us a bite.
“Wonderful, wonderful. I'll give you a taste, you want a taste?”

Locals flooded into Centre Market to sink their teeth into the nationally known fish sandwiches.
Coleman's has been mentioned in numerous books, newspapers, and magazines across the country in their 100 years.
It’s no wonder this line extended from the cash register to outside on Tuesday.

This young man, Bradley Jordan also enjoys the food at Coleman’s,
“I want to celebrate the anniversary today and they have the greatest fish, I love it.”

Folks from the Valley like their Coleman's fish Sandwiches so much, they come back frequently to get their fill.

Bellaire resident, Richard Rosepopa said they come to Coleman’s often,
“We try to get here at least once a week. There good sandwiches and it's worth waiting in line, so that's what we're doing.”