The Fatty Crew just can't seem to get a break. The now-shuttered Fatty 'Cue space on Carmine Street was locked up and seized by the city Marshal late last week and returned to the building's owner, presumably for unpaid rent. The space closed its doors back in May and 'Cue's location in Williamsburg shuttered six months before that. The last remaining Fatty project is the original Fatty Crab, which for the time being, seems to be staying in place.
When this Fatty 'Cue outpost closed back in May, restaurateur Rick Camac hinted at expansions to "London, Dubai, Brazil and Singapore," and at licensing partnerships for the group, but here in New York there's little left of the Fatty empire. The Fatty team's restaurants were well received by the critics, but the group has struggled in recent years, closing and reopening the Williamsburg location and operating a Fatty Crab on the Upper West Side for a relatively short three year stint (the space is now home to the Upper West Side Red Farm). Chef, owner, and original Fatty Papa Zak Pelaccio jumped ship last year, and now operates Fish & Game upstate.
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