Sinclair co-owner and Bowery Presents GM Jesse Mann, right, with Greg Galbraith at the party celebrating the opening of the new Harvard Square club. (Photo by Laurie Swope)
Sinclair co-owner and Bowery Presents GM Jesse Mann, right, with Greg Galbraith at the party celebrating the opening of the new Harvard Square club. (Photo by Laurie Swope)

The new Harvard Square club/restaurant The Sinclair opened a few weeks ago, but the owners didn’t celebrate until the other night, when over 400 people filled the Church Street venue, chatting up the owners: Jim Glancy of Bowery Presents and chef Michael Schlow . Also there were Denise Jillson of the Harvard Square Business Association, “StyleBoston” creator Terri Stanley , Mary Catherine Deibel of UpStairs on the Square, and C.J. “The Oyster Dude” Husk of Island Creek Oysters, who shucked up a storm for guests. The place won praise for its vibe — “It reminds me of a Paris metro station,” said Janice Checchio — and for the people in the crowd — “I had an oyster with Mary Richardson from ‘Chronicle’,” said Thomas Hyde, “so now I can die a happy man.”

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