From Morning Glory to Yella on the Water | Together at City Hall finalizing restaurant transition (targeting May 1 2019 opening!)

Nancy Cooney and her daughter Grace were at City Hall to support plans for Danielle and Carlo Berdahn’s new Mediterranean bistro, Yella on the Water, opening May 1, 2019 in the former Morning Glory space on Stacy Boulevard. They opened Yella Grille in Andover  (and catering) ten years ago.

The Gloucester  Zoning Board approved some deck work at their waterfront dining site. Grace spoke about how hard her mom works, the bitter sweet closing, and the plans and excitement of these impressive new owners. The Berdahns made the decision easier for her mom to transition to a well-earned retirement and for customers to welcome a new eatery. The family wishes them well and long success in Gloucester, too.

Nancy Clooney daughter Grace, Nancy Clooney Morning Glory_Danielle Berdahn Yella_ together at City Hall formalize transition _20190214_Gloucester Ma © catherine ryan
Grace, Nancy,Danielle



IMG_5273Christmas treats at Morning Glories, made by owner Nancy Clooney

Liv and I stopped at Morning Glories for breakfast on our way back from the doctor’s office this morning. Our meal was fantastic and perfectly hit the spot, but what really caught our attention was a platter of treats piled high on the countertop. It was a gorgeous array of wonderfully delicious homemade cookies alongside a tureen of freshly made eggnog, both gifts of appreciation to their customers. We sampled (a few) and they were all out of this world scrumptious, each better than the last. Make it a point to stop at Morning Glories for breakfast or lunch during this holiday season, I promise, you won’t be disappointed!

Morning Glories serves breakfast and lunch daily from 7am to 2pm and breakfast is served all day.


Tina Moccia made the eggnog and it was rich and delicious and wonderfully festive!

IMG_5285Elyse welcoming guests with cookies