A Legacy Closed: The Story of the 40-Year Old Family Business, Now Permanently Shut Down.

Tatnuck Meat & Seafood shuts its doors in Worcester after half a century

Harvey Slarskey founded the store as Tatnuck Meats Market in his 30s, after previously working in the cattle business. The store was known for its high-quality products and customer service, with Slarskey building relationships with customers on a first-name basis. In 2011, the store added seafood to its name and product offerings, expanding to include fish and other types of seafood. Slarskey was dedicated to his business, often arriving at work hours before the store opened to ensure the quality of the products. He stressed the importance of quality over quantity and was proud of the few complaints the store had received over its 40 years of operation.

Tatnuck Meat and Seafood has permanently closed its doors after 50 years in operation in a one-floor building at 1100A Pleasant St. The decision to close was made due to declining business and health issues faced by longtime owner and founder Harvey Slarskey. His son Michael expressed gratitude to their customers over the years and acknowledged that 50 years in business is quite an accomplishment.

As the neighborhood changed over the years, the business began to decline. Michael, who stepped in to help with the business three years ago as his father’s health declined, shared that the decision to close was a difficult one. Despite their efforts, they were unable to reverse this trend and ultimately decided it was time for them to shut down operations at their beloved family-owned establishment.

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