Here's the latest on what's opening around Maine. Know something coming soon near you? Do leave a comment or send an email through the tipline.
ORONO— An Aroma Joe's outpost will open soon in the vacant building at the University of Maine entrance on Rangeley Road. Look for coffee, pastries, and free wi-fi in a "friendly and customer-driven" space. Coming to the spot next door is a gas station/convenience store/eatery in what was formerly a nightclub. [BDN]
FREEPORT— Set to open in late May, Freeport Public Market will have four tenants: Amato's, Peachy's Smoothies, Kamasouptra, and Cafe Crepe, which reports a May 15 market start date on Facebook. Stay tuned for more news on this new Freeport addition, coming to 20 Bow Street. [The Forecaster]
REOPENING ALERT— Chebeague Island Inn reopens for the season on Friday, May 16. New executive chef Brandon Hicks will helm the kitchen of the "serious dining destination." Find a preview of his meals here. [Maine Today]
Switcheroos— Old Port Wine Merchants bought Downeast Beverage and plans to turn it into a second location. The new shop will close for about a month for renovations and will reopen as Old Port Spirits and Cigars this summer. [PFM]
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