New Dorchester Avenue restaurant would offer shaken spiced seafood

The owner of a Roslindale restaurant that specializes in a Cajun style of seafood wants to open an outlet at 1616 Dorchester Ave., near Melville Avenue.

Shi Zhong Lin wants to take over the former Tri Seafood and re-open it as Shaking Seafood, which offers a Cajun take on crawfish, crab, lobster and other seafood, which are put in a bag with spices and other ingredients, cooked and then served.

Tri Seafood closed last year due to Covid-19.

The Boston Licensing Board is scheduled to vote Thursday on whether to allow the new restaurant. At a hearing Wedneday, attorney Meihuei Hu said the 36-seat location would not take much work to get ready for the new restaurant.

She estimated that 60% of the new restaurant's business would consist of takeout.

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