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Joe’s Crab Shack Opens in Downtown Newark


Leading real estate developer Tucker Development Corporation today announced that Joe’s Crab Shack, the anchor retail tenant of the Courtyard by Marriott Newark Downtown, will open for business on Sept. 10.

The highly anticipated restaurant occupies nearly 5,400 of 14,000 total square feet of the ground-floor retail space at the Courtyard by Marriott Newark Downtown, a mixed-use hotel and retail development that opened in September, 2012.

Joe’s Crab Shack, which will be open Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 12 a.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m., will contribute to the Courtyard by Marriott Newark Downtown’s role as a significant catalyst to the economic growth of downtown Newark. The restaurant can accommodate 178 guests and will employ 140 team members from the local area.

“The opening of Joe’s Crab Shack at the Courtyard by Marriott Newark Downtown is further evidence that Newark has become a premier locale for top-quality retailers,” stated Richard Tucker, president and CEO of Tucker Development Corporation. “The restaurant will serve as a much-needed dining option for hotel guests, local residents and visitors to the Prudential Center and the many other destinations within downtown Newark. Additionally, it will strengthen the local economy by generating tax dollars and bringing employment opportunities to local residents.”

The Joe’s Crab Shack “100% Shore” menu offers Southern flavors and spices that add a delicious, unexpected twist to fresh seafood from the highest quality sources. Menu standards include Steampots, seafood entrees and mouth-watering crab dishes featuring Dungeness, snow and king crab. A full list of menu items is available at

Located just a few blocks from Newark Penn Station at the northeast corner of Broad Street and Lafayette Street, the Courtyard by Marriott is the first new hotel for the City’s downtown in more than four decades. The development is adjacent to the Prudential Center, home to the National Hockey League’s New Jersey Devils and host to approximately 200 sporting, concert and family events every year. “The Rock” has been a major draw for downtown Newark since its opening in 2007, attracting as many as 18,000 spectators per night for sporting events and playing an important role in the city’s revitalization.

The hotel and retail project is within walking distance to Newark Penn Station, offering easy access to New Jersey Transit, NJ PATH, Newark Light Rail and Amtrak. The development’s presence on the heavily traveled Broad Street presents a unique opportunity for retailers to take advantage of existing foot traffic, as well as offering an opportunity to become a new retail destination for Newark residents, visitors and patrons of the Prudential Center. The hotel also accommodates travelers due to its close proximity to Newark Liberty International Airport.

About Tucker Development Corporation

Founded in 1996, Tucker Development Corporation specializes in the development of shopping centers and mixed-use properties in Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The company is one of the most reliable retail and mixed-use developers in its respective markets, developing and managing quality retail and mixed-use properties totaling approximately five million square feet.

For more information on Tucker Development Corporation, visit or for leasing information, contact Adam Moschin at (847) 926-9999 or

About Courtyard by Marriott

Courtyard by Marriott offers a refreshing environment that helps guests stay connected, productive and balanced. Intuitive services and design accommodate guests' needs for choice and control. With more than 860 locations in 30 countries, Courtyard is Marriott's largest brand. All Courtyard by Marriott hotels participate in the award-winning Marriott Rewards frequent travel program that allows members to earn hotel points or airline miles for every dollar spent during each stay. For more information, including guest guided video tours of the new lobby and the latest brand information, visit For reservations, go to contact a travel professional.

09/09/2013 - 11:27


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