Monday, June 08, 2020

Halibut Point Restaurant & Pub in Gloucester Has Closed Permanently

A decades-old Cape Ann tavern has shut its doors for good, though it appears that its closing was not a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to a source (Cynthia Lawry), Halibut Point Restaurant & Pub in Gloucester is shuttered permanently, with an article from the Gloucester Daily Times saying that owner Dennis Flavin made the decision approximately three weeks ago, while also saying that the coronavirus outbreak "has absolutely nothing to do with it....It's just time. I knew it was coming. I just had a gut feeling that we wouldn't open again. So this is it." Flavin, who also has a studio with his wife Peggy where he does abstract paintings, put the Main Street building, business, and liquor license on the market last weekend, and it is too early to know what might go into the space at this point in time.

Halibut Point Restaurant & Pub, which has been in business since 1982, resides on the site of a tavern that dated back to 1900.

The address for the now-closed Halibut Point Restaurant & Pub is 289 Main Street, Gloucester, MA, 01930.

by Marc Hurwitz (Also follow us on Twitter at @hiddenboston)

[A related post from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): List of Restaurant Closings and Openings in the Boston Area]