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New Fund Could Spark Small Business Boom In Opa-locka

(CBS Miami)

CrabMan 305, a local seafood spot, is getting ready to open its first sit down restaurant. It’s a big step for two cousins who started their business out of their garage.

“People just showed up and tasted the food and from there it just grew,” said Johnny Fanin, one of the owners of CrabMan 305.

Now they have more than 130,000 followers on Instagram and even celebrities can’t get enough of their food.

“We put it on social media and people started coming. By a week we made a thousand dollars,” said co-owner Darren Whitaker. “It’s a blessing. It was destined for us to be in this position right here.” Whitaker and Fanin are among the first to receive a small business loan thanks to the Opa-locka Community Development Corporation’s new Business Fund.

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