It’s sad to see it go.

Masslive.com is reporting that The Lobster Claw in Orleans will be shuttering its doors after 51 years in business. The Berig family, who have run The Lobster Claw in Cape Cod for many years said it was time to retire.

In a statement on the restaurant's Facebook page, they say, “So many great friends have been made and the Berig’s will miss you all so much, but all good things must come to an end!”

The restaurant is slated to close on September 13, according to Masslive.com, so there is still some time for one more trip to say goodbye.  They say the closure is due to the family’s plans to retire in Florida.

While the Berigs will be moving off to the sunny climate of Jupiter, Florida, all hope is not lost.  The Berigs have a broker to facilitate the sale of the restaurant and it comes with an acre of land, according to Masslive.com.

So much has changed at the Cape over the last 50 years, it’s sad to lose such a landmark.  Hopefully, someone will swoop in and pick up the property and continue on.

Many customers have been posting their memories of The Lobster Claw on the restaurant's Facebook page.  Just another sign that the times are changing. One thing is clear.  We have lost so much in 2020.

I know that taking on a new restaurant during a pandemic is risky but I hope someone picks it up and continues with the tradition.