† 5 Bradford Street Extension


The Moors

Cheesy and beloved, the Moors was as much a town institution as a tourist destination. Maline N. Costa opened it in 1939. It burned in 1956 and was rebuilt. You could drink in the Smugglers Jug Room or dine on Portuguese fare “Combed from the Sea” in the Old Shed. In later years, the Moors was a milestone on the gay social circuit for beachgoers returning from Herring Cove. Mylan Costa (b ±1935) sold it in 1998. It was demolished and replaced by the Village at the Moors. The nearby hotel of the same name, constructed in the late ’50s at 59 Province Lands Road, still does business; now under the name Inn at the Moors. ¶ Updated 2013-08-06

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