Renovation work has started on the former Boulder Creek restaurant building in Riverhead Centre, which is now on its ways to becoming a Joe’s Crab Shack restaurant.
Joe’s Crab Shack has a commercial demolition permit for the interior of the restaurant, which was issued Jan. 23, and a commercial alteration permit, which was issued Feb. 28.
The company has also have filed a site plan application for a facade alteration.
The Boulder Creek signs on the building have been removed.
Boulder Creek had been in Riverhead Centre since the Route 58 shopping center opened in 2003, but the restaurant closed in Oct. 11 and later auctioned off all its appliances, decor and utensils.
Joe’s Crab Shack is a national seafood chain owned by Houston-based Ignite Restaurant Group and was founded in 1991.
There are 127 locations nationwide, with one in Oceanside.