Bye Bye Charley’s Crab Forever. Building Will be Torn Down
Do you remember all the wonderful lunches and dinners you had at Charlie's Crab? You celebrated anniversaries, birthdays, had a romantic date, took family, clients and more to enjoy a wonderful relaxed time.
Such a wonderful place. It had a great view of the Grand River and a portion of downtown Grand Rapids. The food, the ambiance, the service....ahh...Charlie's Crab was the upscale place to go in Grand Rapids for years.
Houston-based Landry’s Inc. operated the former 300-seat Charley’s Crab seafood restaurant that first opened at the site in 1982 and served as a staple of the downtown Grand Rapids dining scene for more than three decades. The restaurant closed at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 and never reopened.
So, now what? We all have been wondering what would happen to the iconic building, and now we know. It will be torn down.
Crain's Business Grand Rapids reported that the DeVos family office is preparing to demolish the former Charley’s Crab restaurant, a key riverfront property just north of the planned Acrisure Amphitheater that could tie into broader development plans.
So, time marches on as progress continues in downtown Grand Rapids. Along with the Acrisure Amphitheater development, possibly a soccer stadium will be part of the development as well.
FUTURE SOCCER STADIUM
It's sad to see such a wonderful restaurant fade away, but new ventures are always exciting and I'm sure soon we will all be saying, isn't this new development wonderful!
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