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Good food, lake vistas add to Current Market and Deli’s appeal

The new Current Market and Deli on Neely Henry Lake provides a true waterfront dining experience: al fresco dining with lovely views of rippling blue-green waves.

Established at its cabin-like location about six months ago, Current is the new sweet spot in Gadsden, right on the river. Current joined several restaurants that dot the shores of Etowah County’s largest lake, but its proximity to River Rocks Landing RV Resort & Venue enabled the eatery to catch campers’ business.

Customers get a bit of “lagniappe” – a little bonus – with their tasty meals. Campground customers who forgot to pack a toothbrush, sunscreen or pool toys, for instance, can buy those items at Current Market – and enjoy Current’s laid-back, friendly vibe that encourages folks to stay awhile.

“We wanted to create a fun, super-casual environment with good food and good drinks,” said Jessica Wilson, owner of Current Market and Deli with her husband, Gadsden City Councilman Jason Wilson, and Chris and Christi Robinson, who also own Blackstone Pub & Eatery in Gadsden. “People can come in wearing their swimsuits.”

From the start, the Wilsons planned to serve campground guests in their RVs. They also found the patronage of boaters and jet skiers, who can leave their watercraft at a couple of piers within walking distance. Ample parking is available, and a graveled path travels to Current’s doorstep. After a leisurely lunch or dinner, folks can walk a few yards downriver and relax in a swing.

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