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City Fish Market

Wethersfield’s has been a staple in the area for more than 80 years.

Opened by Genos Anagnos on the cusp of the Great Depression, the market has seen a move from Hartford’s old Front Street neighborhood, 14 United States presidents, and four generations of the Anagnos family.

Originally a wholesaler, City Fish started selling retail in the 1960s. The company also added freshly cooked takeout and a dining room, offering selections such as fish and chips, clam chowder, and lobster rolls.

Telly Anagnos, the youngest of seven children and great-grandson to Genos, has worked in the family business since age 16 and now manages the retail portion of the company.

“I remember some customers, and I say hello to them because I saw them when I was that young. Some of them remember me—they’ve seen me grow up, as have some of the staff members that I work side by side with.”

City Fish also has a large selection of marinades, seasonings, and other fish accompaniments.

“I like to have high quality product that I would give to my family members, that I want my customers to enjoy,” says Anagnos. “It’s the quality that we’ve had that’s made us who we are.” —Nick Caito

City Fish Market, 884 Silas Deane Highway, Wethersfield, 860-522-3129, cfishct.com