BUCKSPORT — Meg and Darrell Keay have relocated their retail shop, Port O’ Call, from Eastport to the former Rosen’s Department Store building at 72 Main St.
The shop opened May 8.
Port O’ Call is best known for its Alpaca clothing, Baggalini brand handbags and socks, said Meg Keay (pronounced K, like the letter.)
Port O’ Call carries “wonderfully fun socks,” said Keay, as well as toys, pajamas, nightshirts and numerous fragrance lines.
Table linens are en route to the shop.
The couple are originally from New Hampshire.
“Both of us came to Maine a lot when we were growing up,” Keay said. “We were 13 years in Eastport.”
However, the shop lost half its business when the pier collapsed in Eastport and there was no more car ferry to Canada. Keay explained that half of Port O’ Call’s business had been Canadian.
Keay said in deciding to relocate, she debated between Bar Harbor and Bucksport. She’s glad she chose the latter.
The reception from Bucksport residents and those from surrounding towns has been “unbelievable,” she said. The couple have received “a really warm, beautiful welcome by the town of Bucksport.”