Newark, New Jersey: One of the restaurants considered to be part of Newark's revitalization is planning to close.
According to Nation's Restaurant News, Joe's Crab Shack is closing locations in urban areas, including its restaurant in Downtown Newark. A location in the Bronx will also be closing, and the New York Post reports that the company's restaurant in Harlem was recently closed.
“We’re committed to the Tri-State area, especially New Jersey", company president Jim Mazany told The Star-Ledger when the Newark restaurant opened.
However, Robert Merritt of Ignite Restaurant Group reportedly said at a conference last week that the location will close within the next few months.
Newark's Joe's Crab Shack location opened near the Prudential Center and City Hall within the Courtyard by Marriott hotel at 860 Broad Street less than three years ago. All of the other storefronts within the hotel have remained vacant since it opened in 2012.
Representatives from Joe's Crab Shack did not immediately return requests for comment.
Send story ideas, letters to the editor, and photos to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Follow us on Twitter - @PlaceNJ
Like us on Facebook - Essex County Place