Fish Geeks - The Local Fish Store opens in Belmont

Selling aquariums, fish, ponds, supplies and much more

Saturday, December 19, 2020


Matt Wiegert cuts the ribbon with Josh Smith and Angela Wiegert at the opening of Fish Geeks - The Local Fish Store along with Belmont city officials, family members, employees and others. 

Chamber ribbon-cutting ceremony part of the celebration  

Fish Geeks - The Local Fish Store in downtown Belmont celebrated its grand opening with a Chamber ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020.

Owners Matt and Angela Wiegert and Josh Smith offer a wide variety of freshwater and saltwater fish, aquariums, koi fish, ponds, supplies, food, maintenance and more in the space formerly occupied by Happy Dog Cafe & Boutique at 26 N. Main Street.

Belmont Mayor Charlie Martin, Mayor Pro Tem Jim Hefferan and council member Marc Seelinger were on hand to welcome the new business.

Matt and Josh are South Point High School graduates, and Matt has 26 years of experience working at a fish store in Gastonia.

Fish Geeks hours are 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. For more information, call 704.829.8333, or visit the website, which is coming soon, at

Owners Josh Smith (left) with Matt and Angela Wiegert. (Gaston Gazette photo by Mike Hensdill)






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