Demolition of the Shalimar

The demolition of the Shalimar Diner at 63-68 Austin St. is underway.

Plans to transport the longstanding eatery building to a hamlet in Riverhead, LI fell through because of zoning requirements, according to advocate Michael Perlman.

A lawyer who grew up in the area, Ronald Hariri, planned on bringing the building to Long Island, where he would reopen it as a brewery and diner. Former Mets outfielder Lenny Dykstra would have been involved, helping promote the beer they were thinking of launching.

But Hariri told the Chronicle in late June that he was struggling finding a spot for it because of zoning in the East End town.