New Charleston seafood restaurant Delaney Oyster House opening summer 2019 on Calhoun St.

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Delaney Oyster House (Neighborhood Restaurant Group)

A new casual seafood restaurant and raw bar will open soon in an historic antebellum Charleston home on Calhoun Street.

Delaney Oyster House will be opening in downtown Charleston this summer, according to restaurateurs with Neighborhood Dining Group.

The company behind Charleston favorites Husk, McCrady's and Minero announced plans Wednesday for the new seafood-centered restaurant.

Sarah Sporn, a spokesperson for Neighborhood Dining Group, provided further details about the opening in a news release.

Chef Shamil Velazquez, formerly of Husk Greenville, will lead the new restaurant's culinary efforts. Kevin King will serve as general manager, and also spearhead the restaurant's wine, beer and spirits program.

Sporn says the restaurant will highlight the Lowcountry’s coastal setting with a traditional oyster house theme and fresh, local, sustainably-sourced seafood anchoring the menu. There are plans for an extensive raw bar selection, as well.

The restaurant will be located at 115 Calhoun Street inside a historic home traditionally known as the Delaney House. The home was built in the 1830s. It sits directly across the street from Emanuel AME Church.

Sporn says the Neighborhood Dining Group intends to preserve the historical architecture of the two-story home in the process of renovation and retrofitting for the kitchen and dining areas.

For updates on the scheduled opening of the restaurant and more, follow Delaney Oyster House on Instagram.