Latitude 43 is designed as a destination restaurant overlooking the working waterfront on historic Gloucester Harbor. It was conceived as a seed project to help the city achieve a long-standing goal of opening up the harbor for more public access. At the heart of Latitude 43 is the birth of Harbor Walk that allows pedestrians to stroll along a promenade overlooking the fishing fleet and harbor. It links several different properties together along the waterfront to form this important new urban amenity. Inside Latitude 43 is a celebration of the work
of many local artists and artisans to form a warm and handcrafted place to dine. It includes sculptural metal work, glass blowing, stonework, and fine arts painting all incorporated into the multi-layered dining spaces. Two of the most notable pieces include the full hull of a nineteen thirties vintage coast guard surf rescue boat hung above the exhibition kitchen, plus a detailed, life sized octopus of blown glass and metal. Poore & Co. provided all of the urban planning, design services, and art direction for the entire project.