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New restaurant a 'carbon copy' of the old Pirate's Cove

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More than eight years after Hurricane Katrina wiped out a popular Pass Christian beach front restaurant, the iconic seafood eatery Pirate's Cove finally has a permanent home. The owners say the location might be different, but the spirit of the original restaurant lives on.

The Market Street location has been the temporary home of Pirate's Cove for more than six years.

"It wasn't quite supposed to be that long," said restaurant Co-Owner Dawn LaMarca.

The final items going to the new restaurant were rolled or hauled out of the old restaurant Thursday, then loaded onto a trailer bound for Menge Avenue.

"It's been a long eight years and we've really worked hard to get here, but we're super excited to be here," explained Dawn LaMarca.

"If you care about what you do, care about your community, care about your family, we had to rebuild," said Dawn's husband, Mike LaMarca.

Pirate's Cove has been a fixture in the Pass for 32 years. The owners said it wasn't economically feasible to rebuild on the beach front. But the look and feel of the original restaurant can be found at the new restaurant.

"We tried to keep it as original as we could - the colors, the tables, the ambiance," Dawn said.

Mike added, "It's pretty much a carbon copy."

Right down to the game room for kids and all the favorites from the original menu.

The restaurant is scheduled to open Monday. Again, the new location is on Menge Avenue right by the railroad tracks.

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