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Nearly century-old Lawrence business closes

October 3, 2014

LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — A nearly 100-year-old fish market in Lawrence is closing its doors for good later this month.

Siblings Tom Pappalardo and Mary Pappalardo-Raymond say they are getting old and want to step aside, and no one in their family wants to take over the business. The Boston Fish Market was founded in 1919 by their grandfather.

Tom Pappalardo is 68 and tells The Eagle-Tribune (http://bit.ly/1rDAJf1 ) he wants to retire. Mary Pappalardo-Raymond is 53 and has a career as a nurse.

They have sold the business but are not quite sure what the new owners have planned, but doubt it’s a fish market.

The owners say the business has changed. All the seafood they sold 40 or 50 years ago used to be caught locally. Now most is imported.


Information from: Eagle Tribune (North Andover, Mass.), http://www.eagletribune.com

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