After nearly five years serving hot chicken and oysters on Grayson Street, Jason Dady is setting sail for new seas. In an October 30 release, the celebrity chef announced his popular Pearl restaurant Shuck Shack is closing on November 10 and reopening next year in North San Antonio.
The move comes in the midst of a San Antonio growth spurt. Since it first opened in 2015, the restaurant has been witness to the Pearl's rapid development. With more construction planned in the area, the team decided to let its lease expire rather than inconvenience patrons.
“We know the continued growth of Pearl and GrayStreet Partners will continue to be a real bonafide game changer, but with the impending construction and street closures, we simply felt it is time to close the location,” explains Dady via the release.
San Antonians, however, will not have to mourn the concept for long. As he previously did with upscale Italian eatery Tre Trattoria in May 2018, Dady is moving Shuck Shack to a new location.
“We absolutely love Shuck Shack, everything about it: the great seafood, the chill vibe and the playground for kids,” says Dady. “We won’t be gone for long! Simply going to need a bigger boat.”
The restaurant group explains it has an opportunity to reopen in an upcoming North Central San Antonio development, although the release did not specify the exact neighborhood. The target date is late 2020.
Until then, locals have a few more days to get one final taste of the menu. After November 10, the space will transform into a temporary events venue offering occasional pop-ups and space for holiday gatherings.