Court Street Lobster Bar says they will permanently close their downtown East Coast seafood shack on Friday, Oct. 29.
The owners announced the news on Facebook Tuesday afternoon. They say it was a difficult decision, but “ultimately, we had to take a realistic look at the current climate of the restaurant industry and determined that our business model was no longer viable.”
They say part of the decision was due to an increase in seafood prices because of supply chain issues and shipping costs that they say are not expected to improve anytime soon. “Seafood prices continue to rise and we refused to lower our quality of product,” reads the Facebook post.
While they praise the staff they do have, they say keeping a full staff on has “been a nightmare with the labor shortage and people leaving the industry.”
They say they explored other possible options like moving to a different location or other ways to make things work at their Court Street spot with their lease coming to an end, however, they say closing seems to be the only option.
The New England-style lobster shack has been around since 2017 and they say they provide guests with “fresh sustainable seafood, high-quality libations and top-notch service.“
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