A ‘For Lease’ sign has been placed in the window of the Morse Fish Co. on Washington Street in the South End, and owners inside indicated that the long-time seafood market and restaurant will be closing in the next few months.
The building is owned by the Blacker Family Trust, as it has been since the 1970s. There was no sign that the building had passed papers at the Registry of Deeds, but a mid-level finance company called Bayview, of Florida, became involved in late March.
Famous for its fish and chips and fried clams, among other things, Morse Fish is the oldest fish market in Boston. According to its website, it has had only three owners since 1903.
The building does also include two other businesses, Harry O’s and The Gallows, but there was no indication those businesses would close.
Owners at the store declined to be interviewed, but said they’ve enjoyed the business and the customers.