Pass Christian landmark finally returns
By Cassandra Favre
Nov 5, 2013, 20:25
The new Pirate’s Cove in Pass Christian.
Owners and patrons of Pass Christian's classic Pirate's Cove restaurant took a step back in time on Monday with the re-opening of a brand new building.
According to owners and patrons, the new restaurant is an almost exact replica of the building that Hurricane Katrina took in 2005.
"We are so blessed to be back here," co-owner Dawn LaMarca said Monday. "We always wanted to build the restaurant back as it was, or as close we could.
"It's a Pass Christian icon."
Pirate's Cove's original location was on the waterfront.
"We miss the water, but we can make this home, too," LaMarca said. "We opened the November after Hurricane Katrina on Second Street and stayed there for about two years.
"We were at our Market Street location for six years."
Tom and Alice Russell have been Cove patrons for more than 30 years.
"Our daughter worked for the original owners," Alice said. "We used to visit the old location four to five times a week.
"The new building is very similar and the color scheme is the same, I like it."
Family and friends of the Russells don't visit Pass Christian without getting one of the Cove's roast beef po-boys.
"I tell people all the time, " Alice said. "This roast beef po-boy is an eight-napkin- minimum po-boy. It's my favorite one, my second favorite is the flounder po-boy."
Alice said she loves the new location, even though it's not in its original spot.
"It's so great," Alice said. "They're an established presence here in Pass Christian."
The new restaurant is located at 208 Menge Ave.