- Associated Press - Thursday, November 26, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A century-old Philadelphia restaurant plans to shut its doors after generations of family ownership.

Snockey’s Oyster and Crab House will close Sunday night.

According to Philly.com (https://bit.ly/1Yw8NH8 ), Snockey’s started in 1912 when 20-year-old Polish immigrant Frank Snock borrowed $50 open an oyster house.

Snockey’s moved a few times, and has been at its current site in the Queen Village neighborhood since 1975. Brothers Ken and Skip Snock, who are in their 60s, are third-generation owners.

Ken Snock says business got tough during the recession, but they kept it going to reach its 100th anniversary.

Now, relatives aren’t interested in taking over. Snock says prospective buyers want the land - but not the eatery. He says a “viable offer” is on the table, but didn’t disclose details.


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