A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from November 17, 2007
“Peace, Love and Crabs” (Joe’s Crab Shack)

Joe’s Crab Shack began in Houston in the 1990s, but now Joe’s has well over 100 locations across the United States. “Peace, Love and Crabs” is its t-shirt slogan, since 1991.

Other, less successful slogans include “Joe’s Crab Shack—An Embarrassment To Any Neighborhood” (1992) and “Got Crabs? We Do” (2000). It is not known who “Joe” is, but he must have no shame.


Joe’s Crab Shack
Know Joe’s
Once upon a time there was a cool little seafood restaurant on Richmond Avenue in Houston. Its beach-side shack appeal attracted tons of people right from the get-go. They heard Joe’s was a place where they kick back, strap on a bib and could enjoy awesome crabs, seafood and jam to rockin’ tunes on the many picnic tables. Word spread about Joe’s cool joint and soon, folks were dancin’ on the tables and chairs – with their servers!

Joe’s Crab Shack now has over 120 locations in 28 states across the good ol’ US of A. It is one of the largest, most-successful seafood restaurant chains in America. So if there’s not a Joe’s near you, give it a little time - we’ll probably be there soon!

eBay
Joe’s Crab Shack Peace Love Crabs LS Tye Dye Shirt XL
Color: Blue and Purple Tye Dye
Features: Long sleeves, Peace Sign on front, double-sided, On back Says “Peace Love & Crabs Joe’s Crab Shack”

22 March 1996, Fort Worth (TX) Star-Telegram, pg. NE4:
...a chipper hostess, wearing a tie-dyed T-shirt that read Peace, Love and Crabs,...

(Trademark)
Word Mark PEACE LOVE & CRABS!
Goods and Services IC 025. US 022 039. G & S: T-shirts. FIRST USE: 19911001. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19911001
Mark Drawing Code (1) TYPED DRAWING
Serial Number 75145413
Filing Date August 5, 1996
Current Filing Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Published for Opposition July 1, 1997
Registration Number 2099152
Registration Date September 23, 1997
Owner (REGISTRANT) Landry’s Trademark, Inc. CORPORATION DELAWARE 1209 Orange Street Wilmington DELAWARE 19801
(LAST LISTED OWNER) JOE’S CRAB SHACK HOLDINGS, INC. CORPORATION DELAWARE 9900 Westpark, Suite 300 Houston TEXAS 77063
Assignment Recorded ASSIGNMENT RECORDED
Attorney of Record WILLIAM D. RAMAN
Type of Mark TRADEMARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Affidavit Text SECT 15. SECT 8 (6-YR). SECTION 8(10-YR) 20070904.
Renewal 1ST RENEWAL 20070904
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE

(Trademark)
Word Mark JOE’S CRAB SHACK
Goods and Services IC 042. US 100. G & S: restaurant and bar services. FIRST USE: 19911001. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19920101
Mark Drawing Code (1) TYPED DRAWING
Serial Number 74527135
Filing Date May 9, 1994
Current Filing Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Published for Opposition February 14, 1995
Registration Number 1972218
Registration Date May 7, 1996
Owner (REGISTRANT) LANDRY’S TRADEMARK, INC. CORPORATION DELAWARE 1510 West Loop South Houston TEXAS 77027
(LAST LISTED OWNER) JOE’S CRAB SHACK HOLDINGS, INC. CORPORATION DELAWARE 9900 Westpark, Suite 300 Houston TEXAS 77063
Assignment Recorded ASSIGNMENT RECORDED
Attorney of Record WILLIAM D RAMAN
Disclaimer NO CLAIM IS MADE TO THE EXCLUSIVE RIGHT TO USE “CRAB SHACK” APART FROM THE MARK AS SHOWN
Type of Mark SERVICE MARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Affidavit Text SECT 15. SECT 8 (6-YR). SECTION 8(10-YR) 20051217.
Renewal 1ST RENEWAL 20051217
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE

(Trademark)
Word Mark JOE’S CRAB SHACK AN EMBARRASSMENT TO ANY NEIGHBORHOOD
Goods and Services IC 042. US 100. G & S: restaurant and bar services. FIRST USE: 19911001. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19920101
Mark Drawing Code (1) TYPED DRAWING
Serial Number 74571008
Filing Date September 8, 1994
Current Filing Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Published for Opposition June 13, 1995
Registration Number 1917042
Registration Date September 5, 1995
Owner (REGISTRANT) Landry’s Trademark, Inc. CORPORATION DELAWARE 1510 West Loop South Houston TEXAS 77027
(LAST LISTED OWNER) JOE’S CRAB SHACK HOLDINGS, INC. CORPORATION DELAWARE 9900 Westpark, Suite 300 Houston TEXAS 77063
Assignment Recorded ASSIGNMENT RECORDED
Attorney of Record WILLIAM D. RAMAN
Disclaimer NO CLAIM IS MADE TO THE EXCLUSIVE RIGHT TO USE “CRAB SHACK” APART FROM THE MARK AS SHOWN
Type of Mark SERVICE MARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Affidavit Text SECT 15. SECT 8 (6-YR). SECTION 8(10-YR) 20050524.
Renewal 1ST RENEWAL 20050524
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE

(Trademark)
Word Mark GOT CRABS? WE DO. JOE’S CRAB SHACK
Goods and Services (ABANDONED) IC 025. US 022 039. G & S: Clothing, footwear, headgear. FIRST USE: 20000100. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20000100
Mark Drawing Code (5) WORDS, LETTERS, AND/OR NUMBERS IN STYLIZED FORM
Serial Number 76336452
Filing Date November 9, 2001
Current Filing Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Owner (APPLICANT) Landry’s Trademark, Inc. CORPORATION DELAWARE 1209 Orange Street Wilmington DELAWARE 19801
Assignment Recorded ASSIGNMENT RECORDED
Attorney of Record Steven L. Scheinthal
Type of Mark TRADEMARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Live/Dead Indicator DEAD
Abandonment Date July 30, 2002

Posted by Barry Popik
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