And a new permit sign for an outdoor restaurant where Tracy's used to be.

And a new permit sign for an outdoor restaurant where Tracy's used to be.

Tracy’s King Crab Shack gets new spot on S. Franklin

Tracy’s King Crab Shack has a new location — about 100 feet down South Franklin Street from where it used to be located.

The crab shack will be located in the People’s Wharf building, near the bus staging lot by the Mount Roberts Tram. It will serve the same crab and bisque that it’s know for, but the vibe will be slightly different, according to the business’ owner and namesake Tracy LaBarge.

“It’s going to be the Crab Shack Express,” she told the Empire over the phone Wednesday afternoon. “It’s kind of different from what I normally do. We’re opening it up café style.”

LaBarge said that the new location will be more like the original crab shack, which was located near the food trucks and the downtown library. The original crab shack later became Randy’s Rib Shack.

Though People’s Wharf will house the latest incarnation of Tracy’s King Crab Shack, it won’t be the last. LaBarge said she is currently looking for a larger space to establish another crab shack location. She hasn’t yet said where that might go.

Reecia Wilson, owner of Twisted Fish and The Hangar, will be taking over LaBarge’s former Crab Shack location. According to a recent liquor license public notice, the name of the business will be Pier 49 Seafood Station.

The new location for Tracy's Crab Shack.

The new location for Tracy’s Crab Shack.

More in News

Jasmine Chavez, a crew member aboard the Quantum of the Seas cruise ship, waves to her family during a cell phone conversation after disembarking from the ship at Marine Park on May 10. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire file photo)
Ships in port for the week of May 18

Here’s what to expect this week.

(Michael Penn / Juneau Empire file photo)
Police calls for Thursday, May 23, 2024

This report contains public information from law enforcement and public safety agencies.

(Michael Penn / Juneau Empire file photo)
Police calls for Wednesday, May 22, 2024

This report contains public information from law enforcement and public safety agencies.

Campaign buttons urging Alaskans to repeal ranked choice voting in Alaska sit on a picnic table at the home of Phil Izon, a backer of the initiative, in Wasilla, Alaska, on Tuesday, May 14. Arguments are scheduled May 28 in a lawsuit challenging the state Division of Election’s decision to certify the initiative for placement on the ballot this year. (Mark Thiessen / AP)
Ranked-choice voting has challenged the status quo. Its popularity will be tested in November

Arguments scheduled Tuesday in Alaska lawsuit involving ballot initiative repealing RCV.

A sperm whale is seen in an undated photo published by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. (NOAA photo)
Alaska fisherman pleads guilty to federal charges after ordering crew to shoot whale

A Southeast Alaska troll fisherman has agreed to plead guilty to a… Continue reading

Juneau high school seniors Edward Hu of Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé (left), Elizabeth Djajalie of Thunder Mountain High School (center) and Kenyon Jordan of Yaaḵoosgé Daakahídi Alternative High School. (Photos of Hu and Jordan by Juneau Empire staff, photo of Djajalie by Victor Djajalie)
Senior Spotlight 2024: Three top students take very different paths to graduation stage

Ceremonies for Juneau’s three high schools take place Sunday.

The entrance road to Bartlett Regional Hospital. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire file photo)
Bartlett Regional Hospital looking at eliminating or trimming six ‘non-core’ programs to stabilize finances

Rainforest Recovery Center, autism therapy, crisis stabilization, hospice among programs targeted.

A king salmon. (Ryan Hagerty/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)
Biden administration advances bid to list Gulf of Alaska king salmon as endangered or threatened

Experts say request could restrict activity affecting river habitats such as road, home construction

Mayor Beth Weldon (left), Deputy Mayor Michelle Bonnet Hale and Juneau Assembly member Paul Kelly discussion proposals for next year’s mill rate during an Assembly Finance Committee meeting on Wednesday night. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire)
Assembly members support lower 10.04 mill rate ahead of final vote on next year’s CBJ budget

Initial proposal called for raising current rate of 10.16 mills to 10.32 mills.

Most Read