Bayside’s nautical eatery to be torn down

By Tom Momberg

Bayside’s boat-shaped seafood eatery, Pier 25A, closed this week before hosting an auction Wednesday to sell off all of its decor, furniture and kitchen equipment.

Pier 25A, 215-16 Northern Blvd., said on its website that its landlord did not wish to renew the restaurant’s lease and that the nautical-style building would be torn down within the next year to make room for new commercial buildings.

The landlord could not be reached for comment.

The restaurant and caterer had been in business for about 32 years, a memory for many Baysiders as a place to celebrate birthdays and graduations.

“We thank all the people in Bayside for coming here all these years,” part-owner Tom Theofanis said. “We’ll be back soon.”

Although the owners sounded optimistic, an employee told the TimesLedger they were planning to reopen in three to four months at a different location.

The auctioneer was Mike Amodeo of restaurant liquidation company Michael Amodeo & Company Inc., who got rid of virtually everything but the kitchen sink fixtures.

The business website offered to contact customers about its reopening details if they email their contact information to info@pier25a.com.

Reach reporter Tom Momberg by e-mail at tmomberg@cnglocal.com or by phone at (718) 260–4573.