Bayside seafood restaurant closes after three decades

THE COURIER/Photo by Alina Suriel

Updated at 4:45 p.m.

Seafood restaurant Pier 25A in Bayside closed its doors this week after 33 years on Northern Boulevard.

Sunday, Aug. 30, was the last day the eatery—which opened in 1982—was open for business.

According to Pier 25A’s website, the restaurant was forced to close after the landlord declined to renew the lease for the iconic building, which is designed to resemble a wooden ship, at 215-16 Northern Blvd.

The landlord opted instead to tear the building down and build new storefronts over the next year.

According to the official Facebook page of Pier 25A, owners may reopen the restaurant in the future in a new location but this has yet to be determined.

An auction was held at Pier 25A on Wednesday to clear the site of collectible items, and several longtime customers stopped by to pay their respects and take a piece of their favorite restaurant home with them.

“It’s terrible,” longtime customer Richard Holzhauer said. “I’ve been coming here for 30 years with my family and it’s been a great restaurant. We’ve never had a bad meal, and we’re sorry to see it go.”