Its been around as long as anyone can remember, but now Grossman's Seafood in Groton is closing.
"I think its terrible. They've been here a long time," said Faye White, one of many long-time customers disappointed by the news.
Grossman's general manager confirmed that the Mystic location was already closed and the outlet on Gold Star Highway would be closed by the week's end.
Barbara Swec has been coming to Grossman's from New London for years.
"It's always worth the trip across the bridge," she said.
Ellen Fossum, who said she counts on Grossman's cod cakes, is now counting on the closure being temporary.
"Everyone's going to miss them and wants them to reopen for sure," Fossum said.
Grossman's longtime owner died in 2012 but the general manager, his son-in-law, would not comment on any plans for the future.
In the meantime, loyal customers will have to find another place to buy their seafood.