72 Market Street Oyster Bar and Grill

72 Market Street Oyster Bar and Grill was a popular Venice, California restaurant founded in 1983 and launched by Tony Bill and Dudley Moore.wikipedia
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72 Market Street Oyster Bar and Grill was a popular Venice, California restaurant founded in 1983 and launched by Tony Bill and Dudley Moore.
72 Market Street Oyster Bar and Grill was one of several historical footnotes associated with Market Street in Venice, one of the first streets designated for commerce when the city was founded in 1905.

Tony Bill

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72 Market Street Oyster Bar and Grill was a popular Venice, California restaurant founded in 1983 and launched by Tony Bill and Dudley Moore.
From 1984–2000, he co-owned with Dudley Moore the celebrated 72 Market Street Oyster Bar and Grill, a restaurant in Venice, California.

Rafael Nazario

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and featured a trio helmed by house pianist Rafael Nazario.
After several months playing for free at the At My Place nightclub in Santa Monica, he played piano at a new restaurant in Venice 72 Market Street Oyster Bar and Grill — owned by Tony Bill (The Sting, Taxi Driver) along with several partners, including Dudley Moore.

Dudley Moore

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72 Market Street Oyster Bar and Grill was a popular Venice, California restaurant founded in 1983 and launched by Tony Bill and Dudley Moore. Performers on the radio show included Dudley Moore and David Crosby.

Comfort food

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72 Market Street received critical praise for Leonard Schwartz's fare of traditional American “comfort food”.

Spalding Gray

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A lectures series began in 1985, which featured guests including Spalding Gray, Bill Irwin, Russian poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko, John Hammond Jr., and sleight-of-hand artist Ricky Jay.

Bill Irwin

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A lectures series began in 1985, which featured guests including Spalding Gray, Bill Irwin, Russian poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko, John Hammond Jr., and sleight-of-hand artist Ricky Jay.

Yevgeny Yevtushenko

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A lectures series began in 1985, which featured guests including Spalding Gray, Bill Irwin, Russian poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko, John Hammond Jr., and sleight-of-hand artist Ricky Jay.

Ricky Jay

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A lectures series began in 1985, which featured guests including Spalding Gray, Bill Irwin, Russian poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko, John Hammond Jr., and sleight-of-hand artist Ricky Jay.

The Paris Review

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72 Market Street also partnered with The Paris Review to host an afternoon of readings by authors and poets whose work had been published in their literary review; it including readings by E. L. Doctorow, T. Coraghessan Boyle, Richard Ford, Tess Gallagher, and Raymond Carver.

E. L. Doctorow

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72 Market Street also partnered with The Paris Review to host an afternoon of readings by authors and poets whose work had been published in their literary review; it including readings by E. L. Doctorow, T. Coraghessan Boyle, Richard Ford, Tess Gallagher, and Raymond Carver.

T. C. Boyle

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72 Market Street also partnered with The Paris Review to host an afternoon of readings by authors and poets whose work had been published in their literary review; it including readings by E. L. Doctorow, T. Coraghessan Boyle, Richard Ford, Tess Gallagher, and Raymond Carver.

Richard Ford

72 Market Street also partnered with The Paris Review to host an afternoon of readings by authors and poets whose work had been published in their literary review; it including readings by E. L. Doctorow, T. Coraghessan Boyle, Richard Ford, Tess Gallagher, and Raymond Carver.

Tess Gallagher

72 Market Street also partnered with The Paris Review to host an afternoon of readings by authors and poets whose work had been published in their literary review; it including readings by E. L. Doctorow, T. Coraghessan Boyle, Richard Ford, Tess Gallagher, and Raymond Carver.

Raymond Carver

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72 Market Street also partnered with The Paris Review to host an afternoon of readings by authors and poets whose work had been published in their literary review; it including readings by E. L. Doctorow, T. Coraghessan Boyle, Richard Ford, Tess Gallagher, and Raymond Carver.

KCRW

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In the late 1980s a live radio program (“Live from 72”) featuring musical entertainment was broadcast live from the restaurant on Sunday evenings on KCRW.

David Crosby

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Performers on the radio show included Dudley Moore and David Crosby.

William Tunberg (artist)

William Tunberg
In 1987, the 72 Market Street Oyster Bar and Grill in Venice commissioned Tunberg to create an inlaid sculptural railing that spanned the entire interior of the restaurant.