C Salt Gourmet Market at 349 Ocean House Road in Cape Elizabeth, owned by Mike and Stephanie Concannon and managed by Jeff Gibson, is in the midst of its soft opening. The doors were opened Wednesday, but the owners said they don't have their full kitchen staff until Tuesday, October 14, so the official opening will happen in about a week. Not surprisingly, the first two days have been "a little crazy," they laughed, but the response from customers has been great. The market, originally planned for spring of this year, offers "coffee, muffins, cookies and bakery items, gourmet sandwiches and grab and go meals" according to its Facebook description. Open daily from 5:45 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Turns out Arabian Days coffee shop opened Tuesday, the day Eater reported on its help wanted ad. The company's Facebook presence is currently in the form of a person, not a business, but does include some photos of the space. Owner Victor Collazo said although the first few days have been quiet, word is getting around and sales are picking up. The cafe offers Carpe Diem coffee from North Berwick; Collazo said he's proud to offer some of the freshest coffee around, as his friends roast their beans a week or less before delivery. The shop is at 3 Deering Avenue, and hours are currently Monday - Saturday 6 a.m. - 8 p.m., Sunday 6 a.m. - 6 p.m.
The owners of Moe's Original Bar B Que in Bangor open their second restaurant today at 11 a.m. The latest location of the southern chain is 209 Western Avenue in South Portland, and it will offer catering services in addition to lunch, dinner, and a 12 seat bar. The opening day menu is available on Facebook, though many items will change daily. Hours will be Monday - Thursday 11 a.m. - 9 p.m., Friday - Saturday 11 a.m. - 10 p.m., closed Sunday.