The closure of Abbondante isn't slowing David Ross and Merilee Paul, life and business partners who also own 50 Local and pizza place Owen's Farmhouse in Kennebunk. The couple will soon add a mobile component to their business line-up with the construction of a wood-fired pizza oven in a former horse trailer. David Neufeld of True Brick Ovens in Sweden, Maine is building the structure now.
Expect the oven-on-wheels to provide festivals and events with similar offerings as those from Owen's Farmhouse, which often serves pizzas named after the local farms providing the ingredients. Ross said he's hoping to hit the road by late fall.