Grand Central Oyster Bar Closing for Renovation

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The ceiling needs a makeover. Photo: Courtesy of Grand Central Oyster Bar

The vaulted ceiling at the Grand Central Oyster Bar & Restaurant got a deep cleaning last year, but the place just turned 100, after all, and needs another touch-up. As a result, portions of the iconic midtown dining room will close over the next few months, and the entire restaurant will close down altogether for what its owners promise will be a short period early next year. As the restaurant works on each of its many thousands of terra-cotta tiles, it'll post updates on the bivalve situation here. [Earlier]