The Marvelous Fish House and Market to open in Bemidji May 16th!





The Northwest Minnesota Foundation (NMF) and its Business Development Program continue to create jobs and business opportunities in the Northwest region with the recent approval of a loan to the Marvelous Fish House and Market owned by Marvin D. Hanson.

The Marvelous Fish House and Market will become the first casual-dining fish restaurant in Bemidji. Its “Menu with a Splash” will specialize in the sale of walleye and the "Red Lake walleye sandwich." This will be no ordinary casual dining facility and market, as all products, including native fish and wild rice will come from the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians.

“The Northwest Minnesota Foundation is very excited to be one of the first lenders on this deal,” said program officer for business development, Diane Morey. “We welcome having an American Indian business loan in the entrepreneur development program because it helps us to better represent the business population in our region.”

The Marvelous Fish Market will feature a “Liar's Limit" selection including walleye, perch, and crappies. If the fish are not biting on Lake Bemidji, walleye can be purchased at the Marvelous Fish Market. The fish will be delivered fresh every morning, after being caught in Red Lake. The restaurant will also sell frozen fish and tribal products such as wild rice distributed from the Red Lake Fisheries and Red Lake Nation Foods, owned by the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians.

“I’ll be buying my fish locally from the Red Lake Fishery, creating jobs for native people, and offering some of the truly best fish-eating experiences anywhere," said Hanson. “This restaurant is a win-win for Red Lake and The Marvelous Fish House and Market because we are buying product from Red Lake Nation Foods and in turn, helping my people in every way possible. It's a dream come true.”





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