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Robot Waiters Coming To Newark This Summer


A new seafood restaurant opening in Newark is sure to be the talk of the town.

The 7,344 square foot restaurant space located at 1130 Capitol Trail in Newark, previously home to popular Soffritto Italian Grill for many years, and more recently the Italian restaurant, Evero, will be home to Captain Crab and Seafood.

The new place will showcase a unique approach to hosting and serving as customers will be greeted by robots.


The 4-foot robots will be able to show customers to their tables and bring them their meals via built-in shelves.

Wait staff will still be required; however, the robots will be used to make the food-to-table process more efficient.

The new tenant, Guang Chen, previously involved with local Hibachi restaurants, plans to

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open his restaurant by midsummer.

Patterson-Woods Principal Joseph Latina, together with associate Mary Ann Heesters, represented both the tenant (Captain Crab and Seafood) and the landlord (Exponential Growth Real Estate, LLC.) in the lease negotiations.

“We believe Captain Crab and Seafood will bring a new product to this area and will be well-received by the community,” said Latina.

“We are very excited about this new concept and it was a pleasure to help Mr. Chen find the perfect space. We wish him much success.”



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