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BRINGING A LIFE LONG DREAM TO REALITY: PLANTING ROOTS IN OUR COMMUNITY: SERVING DELICIOUS CRABS TO BROOKLYN!
BRINGING A LIFE LONG DREAM TO REALITY: PLANTING ROOTS IN OUR COMMUNITY: SERVING DELICIOUS CRABS TO BROOKLYN!
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The Crabby Shack

GWEN and FIFI
GWEN and FIFI

Our Story

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 Food

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?

OUR Infamous Crab Roll
OUR Infamous Crab Roll
OUR SEASONED TO PERFECTION CRAB LEGS
OUR SEASONED TO PERFECTION CRAB LEGS
THE CRABINO TACO
THE CRABINO TACO

The Pitch

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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Thank you so much for watching and supporting us!  We really really appreciate it!

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.

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    THE SWEET THANK YOU: You will receive an Original Crabby Shack Post Card with a handwritten Thank you, and a Crabby Shack Bandana. Also a special shout out on our Blog! We appreciate you for helping us bring our dream to reality!

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    You will receive an Original Crabby Shack Post Card with a handwritten Thank you! A Crabby Shack bandana, Our signature Crab Roll and a Drink. A shout out on Our Blog expressing our gratitude for your help. Thank You!

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    You will receive an Original Crabby Shack Post Card with a handwritten Thank you! A shout out on Our Blog expressing our gratitude for your help. A Crabby Shack Bandana, a Canvas Tote bag with our Logo, and a limited Edition T-shirt Designed by Supreme's Creative Director/Designer Brendon Babenzine. Your choice of any one item on the menu and a drink.

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    You will receive an Original Crabby Shack Post Card with a handwritten Thank you! A shout out on Our Blog expressing our gratitude for your help. A Crabby Shack Bandana, a Canvas Tote bag with our Logo, and a limited Edition T-shirt Designed by Supreme's Creative Director/Designer Brendon Babenzine. Your name will also appear on our wall of contributors as well as your choice of two items and a drink on our menu.

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    You will receive an Original Crabby Shack Post Card with a handwritten Thank you! A shout out on Our Blog expressing our gratitude for your help. A Crabby Shack Bandana, a Canvas Tote bag with our Logo, and a limited Edition T-shirt Designed by Supreme's Creative Director/Designer Brendon Babenzien. Your name will also appear on our wall of contributors. You as a Premier Contributor get an Invitation to our exclusive Private Grand opening, with special Invited Guest, and Celebrity DJ Spinning. You will also receive a Special Dinner for two!

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    You will receive an Original Crabby Shack Post Card with a handwritten Thank you! A shout out on Our Blog expressing our gratitude for your help. A Crabby Shack Bandana, a Canvas Tote bag with our Logo, and a limited Edition T-shirt Designed by Supreme's Creative Director/Designer Brendon Babenzien. Your name will also appear on our wall of contributors. You as a Premier Contributor get an Invitation to our exclusive Private Grand opening, with special Invited Guest, and Celebrity DJ Spinning. Once a month for 1 year you can come in and have either a crab roll, or Crab Taco or Crab Slider on us!

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    You will receive an Original Crabby Shack Post Card with a handwritten Thank you! A shout out on Our Blog expressing our gratitude for your help. A Crabby Shack Bandana, a Canvas Tote bag with our Logo, and a limited Edition T-shirt Designed by Supreme's Creative Director/Designer Brendon Babenzien. Your name will also appear on our wall of contributors. You as a Premier Contributor get an Invitation to our exclusive Private Grand opening, with special Invited Guest, and Celebrity DJ Spinning. You and 9 guest get a Ultimate Crab feast!.. BONUS!!!!!!!!!! The Highest Bidder gets One of our items on the menu named after them!

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