Weeks after releasing its new fall cocktail line-up, one of the state's top young drinks destinations is at a crossroads. The Maine House, which made a name for itself in 18 short months with a strong spirits and beer line-up as well as its crowd-sourced logo contest, announced via its official blog this week that owners Deanna Thibeau and her mother Coby will no longer run the business come New Year's Day.
"As many of you know, our Aussie has flown south, and his mate Deanna is set to follow in the New Year," the note begins, "our Aussie" referring to the company's former web editor/social media manager/blogger Adrian Crawford. The owners go on to say they hope to see someone else pick up the ball and run with it, and they ask interested parties to reach out via Facebook or in person at the bar before the end of the year.
Presumably, though, if no one wants to "take on the tradition we've established over the past 18 months of finely crafted cocktails, tapas-style small plates and Maine's best draft beers," a new concept could enter the space. The owners did not respond by press time to a request for comment.