Working within the existing restaurant, the new raw bar needed to be aesthetically cohesive, while also maintaining authenticity since it was situated within the historic part of the building. Staying within the limitations of the site, the directive was to create seating around a custom fabricated stainless steel oyster shucking station without impeding existing customer flow or bar tending operations. After studying many lay-outs and creating on-site mock-ups the design team settled on a tiered work station that staggered both the bar face and the bar top. The back bar was built using vintage king oak, and designed to mimic the shape of a boat's keel. The end result is as if the raw bar was always there.