A Renovation at Oyster Rock

The Oyster Pit with Gas Strut Windows

ActivWall Gas Strut Windows were used to update and dramatically transform this waterfront bar.

Located on the Calabash River in North Carolina, The Oyster Rock Waterfront Seafood has served guests since 2018. It is a contemporary seafood venue offering the perfect blend of low-country upscale and Carolina casual. 

Behind the main building at Oyster Rock, guests can enjoy steamed oysters and cold drinks at a waterfront bar called the Oyster Pit. This bar area offers dock space for tying off boats, outdoor seating, and TVs for sports fans. As featured in Our State Magazine, “Diners can watch as shrimp trawlers bring in their haul, which might just end up on your plate as some of Calabash’s famous fried seafood.”

Originally, the Oyster Pit was built with folding wooden panels to close the bar and three walls of fixed windows. After years of exposure to the elements, the owners decided to update the Oyster Pit. They turned to WindowZ, Inc., who ordered and installed custom-made ActivWall Gas Strut Windows to replace the weathered wooden panels and windows surrounding the dock bar.

ActivWall Gas Strut Windows are made of thermally broken aluminum with insulated glass. They open up and out on sturdy gas struts to create a serving bar and pass-through window, which is perfect for bar settings like the Oyster Pit. 

Ten Gas Strut Windows windows were built for this project in various sizes. Each unit was finished in a white powder coat with a coastal coating to protect it from exposure to ocean breezes. Staff at the restaurant said, “Installation was clean and efficient. Our Dock Bar has a whole new look!” 

Many customization features are available for the ActivWall Gas Strut Window, including impact-resistant glass, which offers extra protection in hurricane zones. The product is available for commercial and residential use so visit the link below to request a quote for your unique space. 

The Oyster Pit Before
The Oyster Pit After with Gas Strut Windows
Gas Strut Windows at Oyster Rock Seafood

See the Gas Strut Windows in Action

The Oyster Pit with Gas Strut Windows
The Oyster Pit with Gas Strut Windows
The Oyster Pit with Gas Strut Windows

Story and Video by Jennifer Doss. Photos by Bob Chamra of WindowZ, Inc. Music by Johnny White. Special thank you to The Oyster Rock Waterfront Seafood

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