Former owner of The Fish Store serving Friday fish for Lent in Cedar Rapids


Lenore Zoll serves fish on Fridays at Stadium Bar and Grill

Lenore Zoll, former manager of the Boston Fish Seafood Market and Restaurant in Cedar Rapids, carries a platter of lobster tail February 14, 2018. This year, she is serving fish every Friday until Lent at the Stadium Bar and Grill. (The Gazette)

CEDAR RAPIDS — The owner of the now-closed The Fish Store, whose family previously owned Boston Fish Market, is determined to continue bringing back her family’s fish tradition for Lent.

This year, Lenore Zoll is serving fish every Friday during Lent at Stadium Bar and Grill, 957 Rockford Rd. SW.

Zoll’s first job at the Boston Fish Market began in 2000. The restaurant owned by his aunt, now known as Bostons, was sold after his aunt’s death in 2018. The restaurant is one of the oldest in Cedar Rapids.

Zoll opened The Fish Store in 2020, just 11 days before the pandemic hit in March 2020. It closed in December 2020 as a casualty of the pandemic.

Last year, Zoll served fish during Lent at various locations in Cedar Rapids, via a food truck rented from Caribbean Kitchen.

“I swore to be open for Lent every year so that the community would not be without its traditions – one way or another,” she told The Gazette.

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