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Crown Heights Eatery Crabby Shack Popping Into New Fort Greene Food Hall

By Alexandra Leon | November 15, 2016 3:04pm | Updated on November 15, 2016 4:24pm
 The Crabby Shack will be opening a pop-up restaurant at Gotham Market at the Ashland in Fort Greene in early 2017.
The Crabby Shack will be opening a pop-up restaurant at Gotham Market at the Ashland in Fort Greene in early 2017.
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FORT GREENE — Crown Heights eatery Crabby Shack will soon be popping into Fort Greene.

The popular crab restaurant will be the first eatery to occupy the rotating pop-up space at Gotham Market at the Ashland, the new food hall that’s set to open in early 2017 at 250 Ashland Place, according to a press release. 

The pop-up shop will be serving up Crabby Shack favorites like crab rolls, crab tacos, crab cake sliders and the "Clobster Roll" that's half lobster and half crab. Claw lovers will have to stick to the Crown Heights location for crab legs — the kitchen is too small to make the dish, according to restaurant co-owner Gwen Niles.

There will also be a decadent new dish that's exclusive to the pop up — tater tots covered in crab, cheese and bacon.

The pop-up will also sell Crabby Shack's homemade lemonades and prices will remain the same as the Crown Heights location.

Niles said she and co-owner Fifi Bell, both Fort Greene residents, are looking forward to sharing their food with their neighbors.

"We are super excited to bring in people from our neighborhood," Niles said. "So much is happening in Downtown and Fort Greene. These are areas we don't deliver to and people have been asking us about it."

The eatery will join will join seven other permanent food and drink vendors, including Long Island City’s Mu Ramen, Midtown’s Mason Jar, Manhattan’s Boqueria and four new food concepts by Dinosaur Bar-B-Que founder John Stage.

A communal bar will also serve draft beer, wine and cocktails at the center of the 16,000-square-foot market.

The pop-up space will host Brooklyn-based food purveyors for four-months at a time.  

Gotham West Market announced the opening of its Brooklyn outpost at the base of the new Fort Greene luxury residential tower in June.

It’s one of the latest food halls to open up in the neighborhood, joining Downtown Brooklyn’s DeKalb Market Hall and the Brooklyn Navy Yard’s BLDG 77 food hall.