Oysters Restaurant

In this photo from 2018 is Oysters Restaurant owner and operator William Bunch. He has fed people his home-style cooking for 24-plus years at his Crystal River restaurant, and despite the rumors, he says he is not retiring.

About six months ago, a For Sale sign went up outside Oysters Restaurant, which set the rumor mill into overdrive.

On Tuesday, William Bunch, the owner of the iconic Crystal River eatery, set the record straight: Yes, the restaurant is for sale and has been for years.

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Nancy Kennedy can be reached at 352-564-2927 or by email at nkennedy@chronicleonline.com.