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Bresca and the Honey Bee Owner Plans Bakery in North Yarmouth

Get ready for Montreal-style bagels and ice cream year-round.

Future home of The Purple House, North Yarmouth.
Future home of The Purple House, North Yarmouth.
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Exciting news for North Yarmouth as Bresca and the Honey Bee owner Krista Kern Desjarlais has bought the former Vacationland Video to turn into a wood-fired bakery called The Purple House. She'll split her time for three months in the summer while the New Gloucester snack shack is open, and for the other nine months she'll be full-time at the bakery. Bad news for Lewiston, though, as Desjarlais confirmed for Eater that this means she is no longer considering a long-hinted-at dinner service restaurant in that city.

Portland Food Map and the Press Herald have more about the cozy, 544 square foot project at 378 Walnut Hill Road, which Desjarlais will gut in hopes of a December 2015 opening. She'll satisfy her desire to cook a full dinner once a month with an eight to ten person prix fixe menu; otherwise, she told Eater, "I will focus on Montreal style bagels, a few breads, brioche, smoked fish and meats and lots of vegetables," some of which will come from her own garden beds once she clears out the surrounding half-acre. Expect some local and some Cuban coffee, as well as house-made ice cream year-round.