Oyster House hope remains

It’s sad when a community loses a popular and historic icon. The Oyster House can trace its roots to the mid-1800s, when it was located at the epicenter of the South Sound’s oyster industry.

For the past 80 years, we’ve known the Oyster House as one of Olympia’s favorite gathering spots, first as an oyster bar and later as a full-fledged restaurant. Situated between Heritage Park and the west terminal of Percival Landing, and bordering the main route connecting east and west Olympia, the restaurant has enjoyed a high profile. Its popularity also has had a beneficial effect on neighboring businesses.

The restaurant recovered from a similar fire more than a half-century ago in the 1950s. We hope it does so again.