06/17/13 12:47pm
06/17/2013 12:47 PM

TIM GANNON PHOTO | Joe’s Crab Shack will open its Riverhead location Thursday.

Gulf Coast seafood lovers rejoice! Joe’s Crab Shack is opening its Riverhead location Thursday.

The eatery’s “100% Shore” menu offers Southern-inspired seafood entrees and a variety of crab dishes featuring Dungeness, snow and king crab.

Just in time for summer, the Riverhead store will also offer a new promotional menu that includes the Corona Beach Bake and Coastal Wave Steampot featuring a wide range of fresh seafood finished with what Joe’s calls a Corona chili-lime bath.

In celebration of Thursday’s grand opening, the first 100 guests in line will earn a free Snow Crab Bucket every month for a year. All guests on opening day can enter to win free crab for life.

Guests can also participate in a national fundraiser for Autism Speaks by purchasing coupons for free desserts, appetizers and entrees on their next visit.

All proceeds from the coupons go to Autism Speaks, and for every $1 donation, guests receive a free key lime pie; with a $5 donation, a free crab nacho; and with a $10 donation, a free classic steampot.

“We’ve been eagerly awaiting our opening in Riverhead so we can share a little bit of the Gulf Coast, along with great seafood and fun times, with the whole community,” said Joe’s Crab Shack general manager Anne Bahr. “We want to treat our new neighbors to a little Southern hospitality at our grand opening celebration with giveaways – including free crab for life – and an opportunity to help the kids and families supported by Autism Speaks.”

A ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. on Thursday at Joe’s Crab Shack, at 1490 Old Country Road (Route 58) in Riverhead.

cmurray@timesreview.com

11/20/12 3:09pm
11/20/2012 3:09 PM

TIM GANNON PHOTO | The new DSW shoe store in Riverhead open where Borders used to be.

There’s one less vacancy in Riverhead Centre.

Designer Shoe Warehouse, also known as DSW, officially opened for business Tuesday in the storefront formerly occupied by Borders Books.

The space had been empty since Sept, 20111 after Borders closed down all its stores after having been in bankruptcy for some time. Borders had been at the Riverhead Centre site since 2003, shortly after the shopping center opened.

DSW has moved into many of the former Borders’ sites nationwide.

The shoe chain, which operates 364 stores in 41 states, describes itself as a “leading branded footwear and accessories retailer that offers a wide selection of brand name and designer dress, casual and athletic footwear and accessories for women, men and kids.”

The other vacant building at Riverhead Centre, the former Boulder Creek Storehouse site, appears slated to become a Joe’s Crab Shack restaurant, as that company has filed a site plan application to make facade changes to the building.

tgannon@timesreview.com

08/14/12 1:00pm
08/14/2012 1:00 PM
TIM GANNON PHOTO | Borders closed last year after almost 10 years in Riverhead.

TIM GANNON PHOTO | Borders closed last year after almost 10 years in Riverhead.

It looks like a tenant has been found for the vacant Borders Books store building on Route 58 in Riverhead.

And sorry, book fans, it’s not Barnes & Noble.

Designer Shoe Warehouse, also known as DSW, has obtained a town building permit to renovate the empty building in the massive Riverhead Centre, and has already begun work on the interior.

DSW describes itself as a “leading branded footwear and accessories retailer that offers a wide selection of brand name and designer dress, casual and athletic footwear and accessories for women, men and kids.”

The company has 366 stores in 41 states, according to its website.

Borders closed all of its stores last year after going into bankruptcy. It had been a tenant in Riverhead Centre since 2003.

tgannon@timesreview.com