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FIRST LOOK: Half Shell Oyster House

By Erica Thomas, managing editor

TRUSSVILLE — Half Shell Oyster House released an exterior rendering of what the new restaurant in Trussville will look like.

Half Shell Oyster House has signed on to open a location at 218 Main St. That is the current location of Dollar General, which will be moving into the 400 block of Main Street after the construction of a new building is complete.

Operations Manager for Half Shell Oyster House, Dino Mirando, said he expects the restaurant to open in the first quarter of 2020.

“We’re looking forward to getting it open and we think Trussville is a great place,” said Mirando.

On Monday, Sept. 30, Mirando estimated construction would start in 60-90 days. He said that is only a guess because the holidays may mean the permitting and construction process could take longer. The design of the building will go through a process with the Trussville Design Review Committee.

According to its website, Half Shell Oyster House has 11 other locations. It is based out of Mississippi and offers charbroiled oysters, New Orleans style shrimp, burgers and sandwiches, along with other choices. Seafood specialties include classic Shrimp and Grits and hearty Seafood Pot Pie.

The website promises, “Whatever you choose, it’ll be served with warm Southern hospitality in a unique atmosphere that complements the food.”

There are also Half Shell Oyster House locations in Tuscaloosa, Mobile and Spanish Fort. Another location in Lakeview will be built after the Trussville restaurant is complete.

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