Roughly 90 days after our last rumblings from one Shuckers of Fells Point (1629 Thames St) in which they were fined for operating without a business license – later revealed to be an issue of back taxes owed in excess of $100,000 – comes a tip today that they’ve been given an eviction notice from their primo waterfront spot at Brown’s Warf. Owing back rent to the tune of roughly $57,000, yeah, that’ll usually get you kicked out of a leasable property. One thing we noticed from the previous post was this curious reblog from the often ignored Tumblr, to which someone added a comment:
Now I’m going to make sure everyone sees this and understands that
1. It’s true
2. Tip of the iceberg
The owner/my former boss pulled me aside as I stopped in to say hi to a few people and Said ” I don’t know how I feel about you being in here after posting that story” and he put emphasis on story as if to say it was Fictional. I did not seek out this story, it was reported by an editor for thecitythatbreeds.com. I then received an email stating I should know what’s happening at my place of work. I decided to pass this info along to my former co-workers (Because they have the right to know) since I no longer work for Shuckers. I haven’t bad talked or slandered Shuckers in any way other than saying “We’re always out of the things that make us a seafood place” or “My new job is better for my sanity, my pockets AND MY ATTITUDE” Apparently I’m wrong for PUBLICLY TALKING ABOUT, PUBLICLY AVAILABLE INFORMATION.
So apparently this person’s employer got steamed (heheh) for reblogging our post on Tumblr, tried to inform some folks at work and got yelled at, 90 days later and Shuckers is donezo. What the hell happened to Shuckers? Used to be a fun place with a decent happy hour, and it’s practically criminal to squander a spot like that right on the water on principle alone. Fortunately for a future tenant it wouldn’t take hardly a bit of elbow grease to get that place up and running and up to being a wonderful place to dine, it’d be a shame to see the property empty for any length of time.
Update: G-Lick confirms Shuckers will be closing June 30th or July 31st, ownership not confirming any back rent owed as of yet.