Mill 67. [Photo: Facebook]
The Sanford restaurant scene is about to get a shot in the arm when Mill 67 opens next month in the renovated Sanford Mill. Jim Paquette, who owns the locally popular Back Street Grill, hopes to make his new venture a place that will attract diners from outside the city limits, according to The Weekly Observer. It's a bold move in a small city perhaps best known restaurant-wise for having one of the state's last two remaining Bonanza Steakhouses, but the elements for a great spot appear to be in place.
"The new restaurant will offer a large menu focusing on local ingredients and Maine products, with a fresh spin on familiar dishes, as well as bringing in what's trending in the food world in larger markets like Portland," the paper says. Facebook photos of the construction show an industrial loft-like space with exposed brick and duct work, wooden posts and beams. There's a long polished-wood bar, with a plan for local beers on tap, according to the newspaper. The restaurant will seat 110 with patio seating when it's warm. Large windows look out over the Mousam River.
· Sanford Development on Menu [Weekly Observer]
· Mill 67 [Facebook]