About this project
The Crabby Shack
Fifi grew up in Philadelphia where crabs are a popular fare. There are a few crab places in every neighborhood in Philly that serve Blue, Dungeness, and Alaskan Snow crab, all steamed and seasoned to perfection. When she moved to New York it was very difficult to find crabs, She would have to go to the market and make them herself. Since then it became a passion of hers to open a restaurant dedicated to serving delicious crabs to Brooklyn! Gwen's father is from the Chesapeake Bay area and bringing home crabs after a business trip was always a wonderful treat. In line with the tradition, they would have the newspaper laid out waiting for the crabs. Gwen also was frustrated with the lack of crab in New York. During a trip to Los Angeles, Che'nelle (investor), Gwen and Fifi, were dining at a popular crab spot, Fifi once again brought up her idea of opening a place in Brooklyn, Gwen and Che'nelle took to the idea and since then have been eagerly working to bring The Crabby Shack to Life.
The Crabby Shack is your one stop Crab destination serving everything Crab! Crabs with an international flair and fusion. From seasoned Alaskan Snow, Dungeness, and Blue crab, along with crab rolls, crab tacos, crab dumplings, crab cake sliders and yummy crab mac and cheese. We will also offer a monthly special (CHEF's PICK OF THE MONTH) from different supporting chefs in and around New York City. In addition, we will have weekly specials adding shrimp and lobster. We will also be serving delicious desserts, beer and wine curated to perfection to go along with your crab. Lastly, we will serve our special house made drinks and teas. Mouth watering right?
We are very close to opening Crabby Shack. We have incurred some unexpected costs with our location due to structural issues. We unfortunately had to use a chunk of our operating money for the build out. We had to install new gates, new windows, hvac system, hood ventilation system, new floors, repair our roof and install all new electrical and plumbing. The $25,000 will help us finish with the design, purchase our kitchen equipment, our inventory and pos system.
We are a Community driven company who's main objective is to serve while also giving back and helping build our community. It was very Important to Both Gwen and I who live here in Brooklyn to plant roots here and watch them grow not only for our children but for your children and their futures. We will be supporting the local bakery while serving a selection of their desserts daily at the Crabby Shack, We will use bread from a local Brooklyn bread company and most of our vegetables will come from the local farmers market.
We're are looking for supporters who believe in us and want the opportunity to join us in our vision. If you love crabs, and would like to support women entrepreneurs, local community oriented small businesses, then the Crabby Shack is for you. Please help us open our doors and build our community together. You won't be dissapointed.
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Risks and challenges
We have done things by the book and hope that we don't come across any set backs regarding passing our building and other regulatory agency inspections. We are part of a New York City funded program called NBAT, NYC Business Acceleration Program as well as PACC, Pratt Area Community Council. With the help of both, NBAT and PACC, we have been able to address most issues that we have encountered.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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