Monday, January 16, 2012
More than 150 people lined up outside Joe's Crab Shack in Abingdon Monday to be among the first to taste the restaurant's cuisine.
More than 150 people were standing in the chilly January air Monday awaiting their first taste of Joe's Crab Shack. The restaurant, located in the Boulevard at Box Hill Shopping Center in Abingdon, officially opened its doors Monday with a ribbon-cutting and a waiting crowd. About 150 people were standing in line outside the restaurant shortly after the 11 a.m. ribbon cutting. "Some people were here as early as 12 p.m. yesterday," Brian Saunders said. Saunders was taking song requests and performing for those in line, along with Kevin Kelton, Bruce Mulford and "Skull." The group, which had been hired as entertainment for the opening, dubbed themselves the "Joe's Crab Shack Band." They had been standing outside talking and singing to …
Friday, January 13, 2012
The staff at Joe's Crab Shack in the Boulevard at Box Hill are conducting mock service days for friends and family leading up to Monday's grand opening.
Joe's Crab Shack will officially open its doors Monday, but from Thursday through Saturday, the restaurant staff will get the swing of things by serving family and friends by invitation only. The days before opening, known as "mock service" days, give employees a dry run to practice for grand opening. "Everybody's excited when a new restaurant opens," general manager Craig Hawkins of Federal Hill said. Hawkins, who has been with the company for eight months, raved about one of Joe's Crab Shack's most popular dishes Thursday. "We're known for our steam pots," Hawkins said. The steam pots, jam packed with snow crabs, king crabs, corn and smoked sausage, are generally acknowledged to be crowd favorites, Hawkins said. Hawkins added he's ready …
Friday, October 14, 2011
The seafood restaurant will be in the Boulevard at Box Hill.
Joe's Crab Shack, the first restaurant slated for the Boulevard at Box Hill, is set to open by December, according to The Baltimore Sun. Originally projected to open Oct. 1, the business will join Wegmans, which opened Sept. 18. PNC Bank and Panera Bread are also set to open on the Boulevard, as first reported by Patch. The menu for Joe’s includes shrimp, mussels, oysters, and of course, crabs. The restaurant also serves burgers, desserts and alcoholic beverages. Joe’s opened its first location in Texas in 1991 and now has 114 eateries nationwide, including in Greenbelt, Gaithersburg, Wilmington and Washington, DC. The Gourmet Dining corporation owns the restaurant. Encore Construction won the bid to build the business.
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
The Boulevard at Box Hill business will join Wegmans in the fall.
Annapolis-based construction company Encore Construction announced via Twitter recently that it was awarded a contract to build Joe’s Crab Shack. The seafood restaurant will join Wegmans and other businesses on the Boulevard at Box Hill. “Encore is very excited to be working with Joe’s Crab Shack on their Abingdon, Md. location,” project manager Kevin Rogers told Patch in an email. “We teamed with Joe’s Crab Shack on their Greenbelt, Md. location as well and it continues to be a great fit for our companies to work together.” They were awarded the project July 7 and the opening is scheduled for mid-November. Hiring has already begun at another highly-anticipated store on the Boulevard. More than 4,000 people applied for 150 full-time …
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
The Boulevard at Box Hill's first phase of businesses have all been announced.
The “bakers of bread” will join Boulevard at Box Hill cornerstone Wegmans as the final Phase I business in Abingdon’s newest shopping center. For instant updates follow Bel Air Patch on Facebook and Twitter. Panera Bread is coming to the plaza atop Merchant Boulevard, according to the site’s leasing agent, Tom Fidler. Joe’s Crab Shack and a PNC Bank are also part of the project’s first phase, as first reported by Patch. Wegmans is scheduled to open Sept. 18 and Joe’s on Oct. 1. PNC Bank and Panera Bread are expected to open in late September or early October, but no specific dates have been announced. The nearest Panera Bread to the Boulevard at Box Hill is at the Festival shopping center in Bel Air, in the unit block of Bel Air South …
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
The Abingdon store is scheduled to open Sept. 18.
Community members could work for what Fortune magazine calls the third-best employer in the country: Wegmans Food Markets. The Abingdon store, set to open Sept. 18, is accepting applications for 150 full-time positions. (Click here to apply.) “There are great opportunities,” company spokeswoman Jo Natale told Patch. “We will spend just about $1.6 million training for the Bel Air store alone.” The grocer, located at 2941 Emmorton Road, just off Interstate 95, plans to hire 600 workers, 550 of which will be new employees. The store will take applications for the 450 part-time jobs in July. The business is looking to fill culinary positions, as well as cashiers, customer service representatives and entry-level managers. “Full-time positions …
Thursday, March 24, 2011
The Wegmans opening date has been moved to Sept. 18.
Seafood lovers rejoice. Joe’s Crab Shack will be the first restaurant to join Wegmans in the Boulevard at Box Hill. Joe's is scheduled to open Oct. 1, less than two weeks after the grocery superstore’s opening on Sept. 18 (three days later than its original start date). PNC Bank, which is scheduled to begin construction in the next four to six weeks, will open on or near the same day as Wegmans. The two Joe’s Crab Shack locations closest to Bel Air are in Gaithersburg, outside Washington, DC, and Wilmington. “We’re real excited to be selected to be the first one here in the Baltimore area,” said Tom Fidler, senior vice president and principal of MacKenzie Commerical Real Estate Services, the Boulevard's consulting and leasing agent. The …