Crab restaurants, a popular tourist attraction at Crane Beach in San Francisco, have a unique story: It was built by the Japanese in the 1930s.
The crane was brought in to make the island’s sand dunes appear natural, but the Japanese also created a series of buildings in the sand that made them look like a huge tower.
The tower, the Crab Restaurant, was built in 1950, and it was one of the most popular restaurants in the island, drawing more than 20,000 people a day.
The Crab Restaurant was eventually demolished in 2000, but not before the Japanese had a new one built on the island.
The next building was a new Crab Beach, which opened in 2003.
Crab Beach has since become a popular attraction for visitors to the island with its massive crane sculptures, giant palm trees, and the iconic Giant Cone Tattoo.
But there’s one more story about the Crab and Giant Canes, and that story might be even more interesting than the rest.
A local contractor who lives near Crab Beach told ABC News he had been in the area for years and had seen the giant crane on the beach, but he had never seen anything like it before.
“I just never thought it would be so iconic,” he said.
“There’s a giant crane at Crab Beach that was designed to hold up the palm trees that have stood in the surf since the 1940s.”
He also told ABC that the Crab was the only place in the city that was completely covered in white sand.
“This was in the 1940’s, and I was driving by and I saw this white sand at the Crab, and then I realized I had never even seen this white in the world,” he added.
So the contractor went on to create a new version of the Crab Beach with the original giant crane and palm trees.
It was so successful that the contractor said he had to do a whole new project to make it look like the original one.
He even had to get rid of the white sand to make his crab more recognizable.
“We had to put white sand in the middle of the sand and put white on the poles, and we put white paint on the palm,” he explained.
“Then, you know, when we put the sand on the palms, it became the original white sand.”
Now, with the new Crab, it’s back up and running.
“The Crab Beach is back,” he told ABC.
“It’s back as an icon in the Bay Area, and Crab Beach will remain as an iconic place for all of San Francisco.”