Brooklyn friends shifted careers and put their “soul” into seafood business.

The Crabby Shack

Location: Brooklyn, NY
Industry: Restaurant
Leadership: BIPOC-Owned/Led, Woman-Owned/Led
ICIC Program: Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses, Inner City 100

Co-owners Gwen Woods and Fifi Bell had no prior food industry experience and left careers in fashion and music to open The Crabby Shack, a home-style restaurant that serves the crab dishes both grew up on. Their “seafood with soul” take on crab, lobster and other ocean delights is so popular they added a second location in Brooklyn and they also ship nationally.

Photo credits: Photos courtesy of The Crabby Shack.