Newark, New Jersey: After just three years in the city, the Downtown Newark location of a national restaurant franchise has permanently closed.
It was announced in June that the Joe's Crab Shack restaurant within the Courtyard by Marriott hotel at 860 Broad Street would be closing its doors. This week, the final meals were served at the location, and it is no longer listed on the company's website. The Newark location was the only Joe's Crab Shack in Essex County, and Clifton, Passaic County is now home to the closest restaurant.
Despite the massive increase in retailers coming to Downtown Newark, all of the other storefronts along Broad Street within the hotel have remained vacant since the building opened in 2012. The former restaurant space is now available for lease.
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