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York River Oyster Company under new ownership

Bryce Moretti is the new owner of the waterfront restaurant York River Oyster Company at Gloucester Point, located within the York River Yacht Haven Marina.

A former restaurant owner in California, Moretti is giving YROC a new look and new menu with affordable prices.Moretti came to Gloucester in 2018 to visit his wife’s family. During this time, he was a restaurant owner in San Diego, but was looking to sell his restaurant and make the cross-country move to Gloucester.

“Honestly, I fell in love with the area and community as well as the potential of the restaurant,” he said.

Moretti said his initial goal was to completely remodel the restaurant inside and out, with some of the remodeling plans set to be done next year. However, the pandemic shutdown has given him plenty of time to remodel the entire inside.

He described the initiative as “daunting,” and realized he did not want to do it on his own. Moretti enlisted the help of local businesses such as Basta Floor Covering...

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