Fresh Catch Closes in Attleboro

The owner says he is closing because the rent and taxes are too high. He would not recommend any businesses come to Attleboro.

A moving van was in front of on Union Street in Attleboro Thursday morning as owner Bill Sarro prepared to close the restaurant after five years. Sarro told Attleboro Patch that he did not renew his lease on the property.

"In these economic times, the tough times we're in, it's not feasible with the rent and the taxes in this city to make it work," Sarro said. 

He added, "I wouldn't recommend any business come to this city."

Sarro declined to get into specifics about rent figures.

He said he would be looking for a new restaurant location outside Attleboro, but for now he plans to concentrate his efforts on Fresh Catch's other existing locations, which include Mansfield and North Attleborough.

Carol August 31, 2012 at 02:04 PM
I agree the food was over priced and nothing to write home about. Perhaps the little gem "The Clam Shack" sent them packing. It would be great if that gem could move to the Union Street location. I know that would make many of the locals happy.
Stella Martin August 31, 2012 at 02:52 PM
The service at this restaurant was horrible. Though, I never had a bad meal. I was starting to think it was a money laundering place because no one who worked there seemed to care or could speak English. The last time I was there was over a year ago. I actually had to go looking for our server to get a glass of water. She was sitting in the back with all the other employees. Every one of them was on their phones. They could have had a thriving business at that location if they knew what they were doing. The store in North Attleboro is just as bad.
David Bozzi August 31, 2012 at 03:07 PM
What a hot-head! I agree with Eva Crowley his 'recommendation' is absolutely uncalled-for. He is just sore because he has had a few bad investments in the last few years and this one probably costed him. He doesn't get the whole "location, location, location" concept; he still holds on to that section on North Main Street in Mansfield and tried to put some ice cream / candy shop in there (FAIL). The only reason he has stayed afloat the last few decades is because of the location of his Fresh Catch on 106 in Mansfield. Bill Sarro go find another town/city to fail in an criticize; Attleboro is doing just fine without you.
Attleboro Resident August 31, 2012 at 09:06 PM
I find the Clam Shack Horrible, My fried clams were in a ball with raw batter and clams, the chowder tasted like onions, very little clam flavor. Poor management of fresh catch attleboro caused the failure.
Gretchen Robinson August 31, 2012 at 09:10 PM
there is no excuse for bad mouthing Attleboro. If you're going out of business, do so as a 'class act.' His remarks were sour grapes.


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