Clark’s Oyster Bar, the seafood restaurant from Larry McGuire and Tom Moorman, is heading to Aspen, Colorado, as reported by the Aspen Times. The new restaurant was teased with an Instagram post back in April.
The Clark’s expansion will take over the former longtime restaurant Little Annie’s on East Hyman Avenue. The McGuire Moorman Hospitality Group purchased the building.
Renovations on the space started last week. “The interior will be similar to our Austin location,” McGuire told Aspen Times, “but it will have that cabin feel.” The new restaurant’s menu will follow suit with Clark’s seafood dishes, burgers, as well as favorite items from Little Annie’s, like shots and beers.
Little Annie's opened in 1972 and closed in 2016. After it shuttered, whatever restaurant took over the space (in this case, Clark's), "must remain affordable per an agreement with the landlords and the city of Aspen," according to Aspen Public Radio.
Clark’s hosted an oyster bar during the Aspen Food and Wine Festival earlier this summer. The new Aspen restaurant is aiming to open next June.
Aspen Times noted that McGuire Moorman Hospitality is working on two other restaurant projects as well, one of which includes the restaurants and room service of hotel/residence project Austin Proper.
This article has been updated to reflect the current name of the Aspen restaurant
- Austin-based Clark’s Oyster Bar going into Little Annie’s building [The Aspen Times]
- McGuire Moorman Hospitality [Instagram]
- All Coverage of Clark’s Oyster Bar [EATX]
- All Coverage of McGuire Moorman Hospitality [EATX]