Redondo Beach’s Harbor Businesses Weather the Pandemic

June 21, 2020 – Spectrum News 1

In 1994, Jeff Jones first visited Quality Seafood, the business owned by his then-girlfriend’s family, and he was stunned to see that an outdoor fish market could be so busy.

“It was unbelievable the amount of people and energy there… it has that authentic, old school, California coastal vibe,” which Jones recognized from his youth in Santa Cruz — something he didn’t expect to find in a well-polished beach community like Redondo.

About five years ago, he was asked by his now-wife’s family to help run the business, which has stood in Redondo’s eclectic International Boardwalk since the ‘50s, and the market’s kept up its popular pace with its clientele.

Then the COVID-19 pandemic struck.