Despite Bourdain’s visit, Conte’s is closing


Rumors have swirled for a few months about the demise Conte’s, the funky (you either loved it or hated it) seafood joint on Rockland’s waterfront, but when celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain visited and taped a TV show in early January, everyone figured it was going to keep trucking. ‘Fraid not, at least according to a recent Herald Gazette story. The landmark, harbor-front restaurant is closing April 15. But wait, there’s more: From-away restaurateur Stephen Fanning is opening The Pearl in the former Black Pearl location on the pier. Stay tuned.


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