2200 Gervais Street2200 Gervais Street
Unlike contemporary or many post-World War II suburbs, inner ring suburbs, like Lower Waverly, typically featured corner markets or grocery stores. The vitality of these small businesses, so important to urban communities, is embodied in an enduring Gervais Street landmark. Situated along one of the neighborhood's chief commercial corridors, Palmetto Seafood has been synonymous with the neighborhood since July 1, 1961. Owners Lucius and Addy Moultrie purchased this business in 1997 from its founders, Ralph and Josie Floyd, whose family also established the Cannarella Fish Market and Dixie Fish and Oyster Company in the Congaree Vista.
Palmetto Seafood remains a Lower Waverly landmark thanks to current owners Lucius and Addy Moultrie.