2019 PROJECTS

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The world’s first and only seagoing oyster bar. We will be operating provisionally (charters only) in 2019 and fully operational (dockside lunch & sunset dinner cruises) starting in May 2020.


Empire Oyster Bar™ @ Stern & Bow

Opening September 2019

@ 171 Schralenburgh Road, Closter, NJ

More Info Coming Soon


2018 PROJECT

Empire Oyster Bar™ @ Proving Ground @ Highlands, NJ

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2017 PROJECTS

Empire Oyster Bar™ @ Intermezzo @ St Petersburg, FL

Empire Oyster’s signature Omakase Oyster Service ™ was invented HERE by Kevin Joseph, Master Mermmelier.

Empire Oyster’s signature Omakase Oyster Service™ was invented HERE by Kevin Joseph, Master Mermmelier.

Empire Oyster Bar™ @ Megu @ Dream Hotel, NYC


IN DEVELOPMENT

NEW YORK

We are looking at opportunities for “Brick & Mortar” in several markets. We love Huntington, LI, The Rockaways, Ithaca and Westchester. Two opportunities to build and operate an Oyster Resort are apparent. An Oyster Resort is a place where a boutique hotel and elite restaurant supports a working oyster hatchery, nursery and farm (as well as some terrestrial farming) in a bay or sea side location.

PENNSYLVANNIA

We are working on something in Philly. No saying when. But we love this town for our style of service. Target areas: Fish Town or Main Line

SOUTH CAROLINA

We have identified an ideal location for an Oyster Resort near Charleston. It is a long way out perhaps but we have a good feeling about this one. Also seeking more traditional brick & mortar in Charleston proper or very nearby.

NORTH CAROLINA

We are in talks with a restaurant group to develop Empire Oyster Bars here. We love Wilmington, in particular.

VIRGINIA

The same restaurant group mentioned above is also keen to develop stores in VA. We are keen on non-coastal regions in this state.

FLORIDA

Early in 2020 we hope to be on a rooftop at a beautiful new hotel in St Pete with commanding views of the Gulf & Bay. Time will tell. There could also be opportunities in Tampa, Orlando, Miami and many other cities.

CALIFORNIA

Talking with a brewery in LA about doing a full time, year round Empire Oyster Bar within their facility.