Tatnuck Meats and Seafood Bids Farewell After 50 Years: A Legacy Closes in Worcester

By Eleanor Harrison Mar27,2024
Tatnuck Meat & Seafood shuts its doors in Worcester after half a century

After 50 years of operation in a one-floor building at 1100A Pleasant St., Harvey Slarskey, the longtime owner and founder of Tatnuck Meat and Seafood, has closed its doors permanently. The decision to close was made due to declining business and health issues faced by Slarskey. His son Michael 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. He had previously worked 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.

Tatnuck Meat and Seafood catered mostly to customers in the nearby Tatnuck area as it changed over the years. As Michael shared, three years ago he stepped in to help with the business as his father’s health declined, making it difficult for him to run it alone. Harvey’s dedication, hard work ethic, passion for quality products have been a staple for decades in Worcester community but unfortunately they could not save this beloved institution from closing down due to declining business and health issues faced by longtime owner Harvey Slarskey.

By Eleanor Harrison

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