just some random flag shots from around town. Happy Flag Day!
Today, Thursday April 18, 2013 marks the long awaited reopening of the Point Lookout Clam Bar. Their Sister waterfront dining destination, Fisherman’s Catch Restaurant, reopened this past weekend (Saturday 4/13/13) for the annual Fisherman’s Ball and has been going since.
Both waterfront businesses were battered by Superstorm Sandy.
Now they’re both gearing up to get business back up and better than ever.
I spoke to Ali at the Point Lookout Clam Bar who was proud to show off the newly refurbished digs.
During Sandy, the clam bar had water up over their raised decks, into the building. so everything was hit. Ali pointed out that the water surrounded the area, and had been above the neighbors’ fence across the street. When you look out from inside and imagine that, it gives a vivid and grim picture of what Superstorm Sandy did.
Owner, Bruce Larson tells me though the height of their main floor at Fisherman’s Catch helped avoid direct damage in the dining area and bar(there was indirect damage), damage to all utilities below-heat, a/c, and kitchen equipment was extensive.
The bay crashed its way into the lower part of the restaurant. The myriad decks and docks on both properties were mostly destroyed.
“Irene was just a flirt..” He said in regards to the damage inflicted by Sandy. “Point Lookout never saw water like this.” He said the highest anyone had seen previously only covered their lower dock.
I look around and pretty much everything inside the restaurant is new -carpet, chairs and lighting.
It looks like the same Fisherman’s Catch that we’ve all known and loved, just brand-new again. To help avoid future flood damage, they’ve moved all the new utilities they had to replace to the upstairs.
The newly refurbished areas arent the only thing that’s new:
Bruce explains that he’s also excited about the new menu which is four months in the making.
Talk goes back to the Point Lookout Clam Bar and Bruce Larson speaks of their new feature- a sushi bar. “The little bit of sushi we’ve been doing is something we’re proud of”.
While rebuilding he says they decided to add the Sushi bar and “Make it a little bit more official … and I think it’s going to catch on.”
Fishermans Catch Restaurant-open now
Point Lookout Clam Bar-opening today
The fish/Fresh market will be open by the weekend.
are you ready to “catch” on?
OK, I know its a little premature, but three of them announced events this week, so ..
Our favorite hangout spots down on the bay here in Point Lookout are in the process of rebuilding after Superstorm Sandy devasted them. Reopen dates best I can find are:
Alice’s / Captain Joes Anchor Inn: not really sure of their status. Any info anyone??
Buoy Bar say they’re having St Patrick’s day fare. Not sure if permanently open after.
Ted’s Fishing Station is well underway but haven’t heard a date yet.
Fisherman’s Catch Restaurant and Point Lookout Clam Bar. Official Reopen date April 15, 2013
Had to mention Point Ale House. Been open on Lido Blvd. What would we have done without?
Ive wanted to ask for a long time, and it’s probably too late, but what’s your pet gripe or what could they do better in light of having to rebuild pretty much everything?
Of course these places were near-perfection before, so what is it that you would suggest these places do before they finish rebuilding to be “The ultimate destination in Point Lookout?
What is it you love about them? tell us!