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Bao Bao Soft Opening This Week? Chef Cara Stadler Insists It's Not

Tipsters say yes, chef Cara Stadler says no: Could long-awaited Bao Bao Dumpling House finally be launching this week?

Bao Bao Dumpling House,
Bao Bao Dumpling House,

Since Kathleen Pierce's chat with co-owner Cecile Stadler last month about the difficulties of opening Bao Bao Dumpling House, it's been all quiet on the West End front. What's going on behind closed doors?

Rumors are swirling about a soft opening happening this week; multiple reliable sources have suggested the same. The timing fits the latest info given to Pierce. Eater reached out via email to Cecile's daughter, chef/co-owner Cara Stadler, for confirmation. The immediate response: "It's not."

But seriously, is it? Keep your eyes peeled and your chopsticks sheathed loosely.

Bao Bao Dumpling House, 133 Spring Street, Portland, (207) 725-9002, Facebook.