I recently went to the Pearl Oyster Bar, (for the 6th time). After the wait (30 min. and a few beers on the street) I asked if they are going to take over the space next door? I was informed that they were working on it with the owner of the building to expand. I like the small set up they have. It's very cozy and at times you start some conversations with the people sitting next to you. Every one wants to know what you ordered as they check out your food. It's a real friendly bunch not to mention some of the best seafood I ever had in the city. I guess they call this progress or sucess.. I wish them the best!