The Fish Cove (our original name) in Westvale Plaza was founded in 1948. Carl Falgitano, our beloved grandfather, had a dream to be his own boss. After serving in the army in World War II, he married and supported a family, which also included his immigrant parents from Italy.
With no money, but a lot of ambition, he fulfilled his dream. The Fish Cove was the first tenant—and currently the oldest tenant—in the plaza. Carl worked at the store with many faithful employees.
Carl's daughter, Carlene Tamburo, is a second-generation member of The Fish Cove family. She started working in 1978. Carlene learned the business from her father and spent many hours working and raising her three children. Carlene retired in 2010, but still comes into the store about ten hours a week. She has a strong devotion for the store, and it still shows.
Through the years, Carl's daughter Kathy has worked at the store too. She will assist if needed and the customer's always like to see her. All of Carl's grandchildren have worked at the store too. Jeffrey, Steven and Tracy worked through High School and College. You will still see Jeffrey on Friday nights up at the front register cashing people out.
The Westvale Fish Cove is now run by the third generation. Owners Tracy and Michael have learned the business from everyone involved and thoroughly enjoy each day. They work each day for Carl. Our fresh market stays true to its original recipes, quality seafood, and customer service. We have the best customers around!
The most recent generation loves to visit. Tracy and Michael's children, Avery and Alexandra—and their many cousins—make our store a true family business.