Medfield's first business casualty of 2013 is that of Fresh Catch Seafood and Butcher Shop which closed its 24 North Street location on Jan. 1.
A sign on the door reads:
Fresh Catch Customers
We are sorry to let you know that, as of January 1, 2013, our Medfield location is closing.
We have greatly appreciated your business, and hope that, if possible, you can visit one of our other locations in Mansfield, North Attleboro or North Easton.
We wish you a healthy and very happy new year.
Thank you again for your patronage.
On Thursday, a glass company removed the large front window panels so machinery, etc., could be taken out of the store.
The store offered -- and will continue to offer at its other locations -- a wide variety of fresh fish, including salmon, haddock, shrimp and lobster. It also had a selection of fresh meat and poultry, as well as specialty spices and sauces to help would-be chefs create gourmet meals at reasonable prices.
A message left for company ownership seeking comment for this story was not returned.