Phoenicia landmark to close on March 19

Al's Seafood, a Phoenicia institution in business since 1940, will close its doors permanently after dinner service on March 19. The Daily Freeman reports:

“At close of business on March 19th, I turn off the lights at Al’s for the last time,” [Paul Pettinato, son of restaurant founder Al Pettinato] said.

Pettinato, 61, said he will use his retirement to relax and spend more time with his family.

The property that Al's Seafood sits on, 10 Main Street, is in the process of being sold and is likely to remain a restaurant.