Friday, January 4, 2013
Long road back for Crabhouse
From the Queens Chronicle:
The Waterfront Crab House at 2-03 Borden Ave., which serves up inexpensive and delicious bowls of clam chowder and has papered its walls with boxing memorabilia, plans to reopen in February after being devastated by Hurricane Sandy.
The restaurant, which opened for the first time in 1977, filled with about 7 feet of water when the storm hit on Oct. 29 and has been closed ever since.
“Salt water got into everything,” owner Tony Mazzarella said. “Everything has to be ripped out.”
As of Friday the establishment had temporary power and construction workers had just finished a new hardwood floor and bar, Tony’s daughter Chris Mazzarella said while pointing out the new features.
The business is in a Zone A flood zone and does not have flood insurance. It will be relying on private funds and U.S. Small Business Administration loans for repairs.