Burgercade in Riverhead Relocating at the End of the Year

After trying to make two different restaurants work in the space, owner Marc LaMaina has decided to close down Burgercade on Main Street in Riverhead and relocate to a different spot in town. LaMaina first shared the news on social media.

“It is with mixed emotion that we are announcing that Sunday, December 31st will be Burgercade’s last day open in our Downtown Riverhead location,” he said.

Burgercade – the restaurant name was a portmanteau of burger and arcade and promised good, cheap eats and a variety of arcade video games to diners with a retro vibe – was the second eatery that LaMaina tried to make work in the spot. Previously he opened an offshoot of his successful Lucharitos chain of Tex-Mex restaurants there.

In the meantime, Burgercade will stay open seven days a week. In an online exchange about relocating his restaurant, LaMaina, who likes to use local food vendors, mentioned that his burgers are made from 100% brisket burgers from Cow Palace in Rocky Point and their hot dogs are from a local chef named Ralph Perazzo and his company Snap-O-Razzo.

Although LaMaina is giving up the lease on the building, he promised that the Burgercade concept will be reopening at a new location not too far away soon. No details were available on where that would be or when but he did say that starting January 1st the restaurant will move from the current location to a different one but still in Riverhead.

He could not release the exact new location just yet but said the announcement would be coming soon. He also said that the new spot will be open seven-days-a-week.

The experience was bittersweet for LaMaina. 

“We will miss this old diner car but it’s time for a new adventure,” he said.

The intrepid entrepreneur is also working on opening a new Lucharitos in Mineola sometime after Thanksgiving and will be his biggest location yet.

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