Sawicki's Meat, Seafood and More, operating in downtown Decatur since 2007, has shut its doors. Chef and owner Lynn Sawicki announced the news in a statement released Thursday afternoon.
"With a heavy heart, I must announce that I closed my store for the final time, Sawicki's Meat, Seafood and More, on Sunday, February 14," Sawicki said. "A business must make a consistent profit to continue and although we have had many good months in our nine years, too many unprofitable months have prevailed recently. The increases in the cost of doing business are more than our scale in Decatur can support."
Sawicki said she believes in the vitality of downtown Decatur, but "it is an expensive place to do business." The chef, who has experience in Anne Quatrano's restaurant empire, hopes to take a job running a kitchen in the city.
"I'm on the lookout for an executive chef position and I'm so glad Atlanta is a true foodie town with so many great restaurants and opportunities," Sawicki said.
The Decatur shop and restaurant operated a similar business to Star Provisions, Quatrano's Westside staple. In addition to the meat and seafood, Sawicki's offered baked goods, prepared dishes, sandwiches, soups, and salads.