The other day, Bowery Boogie noticed that Kristin Vincent of Home Sweet Home was attempting to secure a 4 a.m. liquor license at 173 Delancey for a venture dubbed Seven Delancey Oyster Bar (the project is not officially named yet). Vincent confirms to us that the project is in the works, with a December or January opening expected. She’s planning a 48-seat Parisian-style café and raw bar, with prosecco on tap, lots of rosé, and to eat: bivalves, lobster, and caviar, with a shucking window visible from the Bowery. That street, Vincent points out, was once known for its half-shells, and she wants the new place to “give homage to the oyster-eating history of NYC,” she writes in an e-mail.
The decor will be a throwback as well, with Parisian and Victorian influences, and details like a mosaic floor with flower inlay, dried flowers for decoration, a long dark bar, and an antique clock. “You will feel like you are back in time but with a 2013 twist,” she explains. Assuming it’s approved, the team also wants to install sidewalk seating on Delancey and Bowery, “with awnings and lots of green trees and flowers” (Vincent is talking to Million Trees NYC about planting some trees), which sounds like a nice change for a grimy corner.