Opening of Joe’s Garage & Grill pushed back to ‘late summer’

RACHEL YOUNG PHOTO | A construction crew works at Joe’s Garage & Grill in downtown Riverhead Friday.

Delays in construction have pushed the opening date for Joe’s Garage & Grill to late summer, the downtown Riverhead restaurant’s executive chef said Friday.

Eddie Gallagher, who is professionally known as “Chef Eddie G,” said “a little bit of everything” contributed to the hold-up, including inclement weather and the Fourth of July holiday weekend.

The car-themed eatery on Peconic Avenue was originally slated to open this spring, but in May the launch was pushed to July. The restaurant could open as soon as the first week of August.

The restaurant will be located below the Summerwind Square apartments.

A construction crew was at Joe’s Garage & Grill Friday working on finishing the back bar, sound systems and lighting and testing equipment, Mr. G. said.

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