Much happens behind the scenes to get Quicks Hole ready to re-open in the spring — dusting off the bar stools, scrubbing the floors, fire inspections and so much more!
But the most exciting thing each year is rolling out our mascot, the lobster. This large fiberglass object is the source of endless street happiness with kids smiling and parents snapping his photo all summer long.
At the end of last season, our lobster was pretty beat up. Faded from years in the sun, too many toddlers had crawled on him and his left claw had fallen off. Off he went to the lobster hospital (yes, that’s what it’s called) and he came back with all his body parts re-attached. Add a sturdy metal base, plus a great new paint job by Steve (artist, lobsterman and Steph’s dad). Sweet!
How much did all that cost? Really, don’t ask. I mean what does price matter when it comes to things like life-like fiberglass lobsters? This baby has watched Luscombe Avenue for decades now. He has seen owners come and go. He has witnessed countless ice cream disasters, seen ferries grounded, watched hurricanes blowing through. He has posed with thousands of toddlers, hundreds of drunks and a few famous guests. To us, he is priceless.
We are pleased to see him back at his perch. Enjoy the photos that follow, and consider a trip to Quicks Hole for our famous lobster tacos. Quicks Hole at 6 Luscombe Avenue on the ground floor of the Woods Hole Inn is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner in season.