The seafood chain began in Portland in 1971 and now has grown to 80 stores nationwide. It will be opening at the National Harbor in Maryland today. The Maryland Business Gazette reported “At Monday’s opening, a line of dignitaries will perform the restaurant’s traditional fish toss to deliver the first fresh fish to Gelman. Those attending can also donate to the Oxon Hill High School band’s trip to the Beijing Olympics, and McCormick & Schmick’s will match the donations.”
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