The Melrose Market, about to get tastier: Taylor Shellfish Farms is due to open here.

If sad face set in upon learning clothing boutique Velouria is vacating Melrose Market, here’s the silver lining: Nancy Leson reports that Taylor Shellfish Farms will assume the space and open a retail outlet.

The shucker, which harvests bivalves from eight farms dotting Puget Sound, will fit in nicely at the Capitol Hill foodie temple, already home to notable purveyors Calf and Kid, Sitka and Spruce, Rain Shadow Meats, and Homegrown.