PORTLAND — GoBerry scooped its final frozen treats September 25. The company announced the news via social media, thanking its "yogurt loving customers" for "a wonderful 5 years working in the Old Port." You'll have to venture to the GoBerry locations in Northampton or Amherst, Massachusetts now to scratch that particular dairy itch.
PORTLAND — If you missed El Rayo Portland's closing celebration over the weekend, you've still got through September 30 to grab a taco before the restaurant officially shuts down. You might even get to leave your fleeting mark on the side of the building before it gets demolished to make way for what's likely to be an apartment complex. The company does plan to reopen in Portland but is still seeking a new home, with co-owner Tod Dana revealing via press release, "One of our challenges is to find a location with significant outdoor seating."
OGUNQUIT — It had been rumored for months, but Yelp users reported as of August that Post Road Tavern and Rocky Coast Brewing are officially closed.
BRUNSWICK — Flipside is no more. A fan shared a photo of a sorry/thank you note the pizzeria posted on its front door after its final service last month, including, "Although there are no immediate plans for a new FLIPSIDE site, we hope to see you at our sister restaurant EL CAMINO and next Spring at SALT PINE SOCIAL in BATH." This is the first update on the Bath expansion since its announcement in January.
Update, 9/28/15: A reader spotted Flipside's replacement, a place called Big E's Burritos, Bowls and Salads, which opened September 9. Big E's is from the same owners as Mae's Cafe and Bakery in Bath. The restaurant is open Monday to Saturday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and initial Yelp reviews run the gamut from 1 to 5 stars.
BANGOR — The Travel Channel show "Hotel Impossible" filmed at The Charles Inn this summer — now the inn is under new ownership and the Big Easy Lounge is closed. Paul Beaulieu, who ran the bar and claimed to own it, told the Bangor Daily News "that he had been ousted from the building as a result of the show," but inn owner Connie Boivin disputed his account and insisted the bar belonged to the inn. The new owners, Leanne and Allen Hewey, haven't announced any plans to reopen the lounge, but Beaulieu has posted regular, if vague, progress updates to Facebook as he seeks a new location.