07 March 2014

Famous Oyster Bar Sign Saved

Soon after I wrote about midtown's circa-1959 Famous Oyster Bar for a "Who Goes There?" column in 2013, the joint gave up the ghost. The restaurant closed in January 2014, pushed out by a greedy landlord.

The good news is the classic neon sign—always the best thing about the place—has been saved. Bowery Boogie reports that Grey Lady co-owner Ryan Chadwick purchased the twin signs, and will soon attach them to the facade of his establishment at Allen and Delancey Streets.


Ken Mac said...

excellent news!

Mitch said...

The new location is some sort of collection? Or a new restaurant that's serving Oysters?

Brooks of Sheffield said...

The new location is an extent bar downtown.