Previously Expected To Open 2 San Diego Locations, Ways & Means Oyster House Is No More

February 5, 2020

In July 2017, we announced Orange County-based Ways & Means Oyster House would be opening a location in the former Alfonso's of La Jolla space.    with a second area branch planned to unveil in Del Mar's One Paseo. Well those plans have been pulled as all locations of the the New England-style seafood restaurant closed recently.

Launched in in Huntington Beach, CA in January 2016Ways & Means Oyster House had plans for a global launch that included an addition eatery in Portland, OR, with more sites planned in Austin, TX, Los Angeles, CA, Waikiki, HI, as well as eateries in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. The company had announced two San Diego locations that were anticipated to open last year, the first to install in the space left dormant by longtime occupant Alfonso's of La Jolla and another for the One Paseo mixed-use complex in Del Mar. Both were in the process of an extensive remodel and appeared to be near completion. Within the past couple weeks, the two operating Ways & Means locations both shuttered and the company pulled its social media presence. We confirmed that both planned San Diego locations would no longer be opening.

"After 10 years in investing and developing the Ways & Means brand, we were unable to achieve the business objectives we set out to," explained Ways & Means Oyster House co-founder Parnell Delcham. "Right now we are exploring what is next. We want to get back to food service and creating great environments. We will use everything we learned in building the Ways & Means brand to evolving into next thing. We got into this because of our love to serve, love for food, love for wine, love for creating experiences and hosting. We look forward to moving forward with new concepts for San Diego."

There is no word on what will happen with the La Jolla and Del Mar spaces, although we received word that a new tenant is already lined up for the One Paseo unit.