Another Lower East Side Crab Shack Shutters
It’s a crisis of crab cakes on the Lower East Side.
In an apparent coincidence, two dedicated crab shacks – both located within a few blocks of one another – closed just days apart this month.
As previously reported, Crab Du Jour closed down its franchise at Grand and Suffolk Streets within the last couple weeks. Now, further south at 213 East Broadway, Juicy King Crab Express is also swimming with the fishes. It lasted less than a year at this address, and the grand opening flags are still blowing in the wind.
Apparently, treif seafood couldn’t cut it in this historically Jewish section of the Lower East Side.