Harvey Slarskey and His Family Bid Farewell to Iconic Local Meat and Seafood Store after 50 Years in Business

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

Harvey Slarskey, the longtime owner and founder of Tatnuck Meat and Seafood, passed away earlier this year. After 50 years in operation, the store has permanently closed its doors 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.

The store was located in a one-floor building at 1100A Pleasant St., serving mostly customers in the nearby Tatnuck area. As the neighborhood changed over the years, business began to decline. Michael shared that his father’s decision to close was a difficult one as he had worked with him for three years before his passing.

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 quickly gained a reputation 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 received over its 40 years of operation.

Tatnuck Meat and Seafood’s closing marks

Harvey Slarskey, the longtime owner and founder of Tatnuck Meat and Seafood, passed away earlier this year. After 50 years in operation, the store has permanently closed its doors 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…

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