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The End of an Era: Harvey Slarskey Shuts Down His 50-Year-Old Meat and Seafood Store in Worcester

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

The End of an Era: Harvey Slarskey Shuts Down His 50-Year-Old Meat and Seafood Store in Worcester

After 50 years in operation, the popular one-floor building at 1100A Pleasant St. has permanently closed its doors. The decision was made by longtime owner and founder Harvey Slarskey due to declining business and health issues he faced. Michael, his son who stepped in to help with the business three years ago, expressed gratitude to their customers over the years and acknowledged that 50 years in business is quite an accomplishment.

Harvey Slarskey founded the store as Tatnuck Meats Market when he was in his 30s, after working in the cattle business before deciding to start his own store. 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.

The closing of Tatnuck Meat and Seafood marks the end of an era for the Worcester community as it has been a staple for decades. Harvey Slarskey’s dedication to providing top-quality meats and seafood to his customers will be remembered as part of the store’s legacy.

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