Pearl Of Longshore: The Sequel

A few days ago, “06880” described the lack of activity at Pearl of Longshore — the restaurant that will eventually replace Splash.

Charlie Haberstroh — who, among many volunteer activities, has been asked by 1st Selectman Jim Marpe to serve as liaison between his office and the restaurant and Inn — reports that the new owners of Pearl are going through a long permitting process. The building is old, with many outstanding issues.

Work is being done now on the basement. The hope is to begin above-ground work soon.

Haberstroh assures Westporters that Pearl will open well before next summer. It will be fully operational in time for a much-needed, and hopefully successful, addition to our town’s waterside dining attractions.

The new Pearl of Longshore restaurant -- and a new patio bar? -- will be open next summer.

The new Pearl of Longshore restaurant — and a new patio bar? — will be open next summer.

2 responses to “Pearl Of Longshore: The Sequel

  1. Is there anyone in town government helping the owner navigate the permitting process? It’s a prime location and he’s investing a lot of money, surely some of this can be streamlined.

  2. Charles Haberstroh

    The town professionals are of course working closely with Pearl. We are looking forward to enjoying what promises to be a wonderful addition to our town.