Judge Realty agent Casey Anderson Krinksy was instrumental in the recent Sorry Charlies’s Oyster Bar Congress Street building and business expansion. Using her extensive sales experience and negotiation skills, Casey was able to bring the buyer and seller together to complete a successful transaction that included the acquisition of the adjoining building.
Sorry Charlie’s Oyster Bar opened downtown on Ellis Square in 2015 to much success. Although there was Sorry Charlie’s previously in the same space, the 2015 iteration opened after a complete teardown and rebuild of the building’s interior under the guidance of new ownership. Located on the first floor of the historic Gibbons Range building, in the heart of Historic Downtown Savannah, the bar and seafood restaurant rapidly gained favor with visitors and local Savannahians alike.
With the acquisition of the building next door in 2018, Sorry Charlie’s temporarily closed its doors in mid-2019 to complete the renovation of Gibbons Range building and also to connect and renovate this new space. The restaurant’s owners took this opportunity to update the main floor while building out the second floor into a Tiki bar, renovating a third-floor banquet hall, and creating a new rooftop bar and seating area. This second phase has been a labor of love, with much time being taken and attention is given to preserving the historic integrity of the building.
The renovations to the Gibbons Range building and the adjacent space has allowed for the expansion of the basement and main floor kitchen areas, as well as the creation of stairwells, utility and elevator shafts for public and staff access. One of the most significant additions to the main floor of Sorry Charlie’s is the creation of a new raw bar, with seating available. Other “Phase 2” updates include a tongue-in-groove ceiling, updated light fixtures, a new sound system, high-speed internet, and a new building-wide HVAC system. The entrance will also be moving just a bit farther east along Congress Street, so patrons will enter directly into the raw bar area.
Content contributed by Zach Kozdron