The Uniontown Fish Market has closed. 

After a seven-year run, owner Debbie Ferguson said the business had become too expensive to operate, thanks to an ailing economy and rising prices.

“Everything goes up, up, up,” Ferguson said of rent, utilities and the price of fish.

She knows fishermen have been struggling, too, as more regulations are making it harder for them to operate profitable businesses. 

“We’re going to have to start importing fish soon. We can’t seem to keep these local guys working,” Ferguson said.

After more than two decades cooking on merchant vessels before opening the market, catering and running the deli spot, Ferguson said she’ll keep her knives sharp by continuing to cater in a new business owned by her daughter, Casey Wray. It’ll be called Astoria Catering and Event Planning.

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