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Famous Oyster Bar Closes After 55 Years In Business

Bess Adler

Kitschy Midtown seafood restaurant Famous Oyster Bar closed for good after service last night. A hostess told Jeremiah Moss that the owners had a good relationship with the landlord for a long time, but his daughter recently took over the building and decided to push them out. A sign in the window this weekend stated that it was closing "due to exorbitant rent prices." The same family had owned and operated Famous Oyster Bar since 1959.

In a Who's Goes There? post from last year, Brooks of Sheffield wrote: "The Famous Oyster Bar can safely lay claim to the most kitschy nautical decor in the city...Sea shells adorn the ceiling and there's a maritime mural along one wall." Many of the nautical tchotchkes from the restaurant will be sold at a public auction today.
· Vanishing: Famous Oyster Bar [JVNY]
· Kitschy Decor, Tourists at The Famous Oyster Bar [~ENY~]

Famous Oyster Bar

842 7th Ave., New York, NY