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Fresh Face:  The Classy Crab


JOE SHOFF is a Lancaster native who dreamed of owning his own business where he could supply his hometown with high-quality, fresh crabs. With a refrigerated truck of his own, and a determination to cut out the middle-man and ensure the highest freshness, Joe set out for Louisiana to buy blue crabs directly from the waters they’re pulled from and bring them back to his storefront on Ruby Street.

Joe promises, "It's my goal every week to offer the best crabs available anywhere!” He started with Louisiana because they have the longest (year round) harvesting season. When the season allows, he also gets crabs from the nearby waters of Maryland, New Jersey, and others. Although he carries a small, rotating seasonal menu of seafood in his market, he is excited to be your “go-to” place for crabs! Customers at the Classy Crab can view and select their fresh, live crabs from the cooler to be steamed in-house. Joe prides himself on being the face of his business and wants his customers to know they can expect to see him behind the counter and manning the steam pots when they come in. Open Wednesday-Sunday, the Classy Crab has customers knocking on the window as soon as they turn the lights on. In a short time, locals have already come to expect quality, freshness, and hospitality from the classiest crab place around!

Stop in to learn more and experience it for yourself!

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