, which opened last year, will be closing its doors in Stone Mountain Village and relocating, co-owner Yvonne Thompson said Friday.
A slowdown in business over the last few months led to the tough decision: "Sometimes we'd sit with each other all day and look at each other," said Thompson, who owns the restaurant with her sister, Jennifer Hayes.
In the beginning, the restaurant was "extremely busy."
"It was nice," Thompson said.
But over time, she said, that energy changed due in part to the stalled economy. She also said she thinks Stone Mountain Village needs more promotion.
"They need to try to draw people in here," she said.
Thompson said she and Hayes hope to open a restaurant in the Kroger shopping strip on Highway 138 in Conyers, where there is more foot traffic, she said. It is also closer to home.
It's early yet, but their new restaurant could be set up differently, too. Thompson said she's considering the business model of King Seafood on Memorial Drive, where there's no dine-in.
"Next time we might just do something 'to go'," Thompson said.
The Crab Pot's last day at its 961 Main Street location is tentatively set for Jan. 31, Thompson said.