Hannaford to undergo $3.9 million in renovations



ELLSWORTH — Hannaford Supermarket is about to get a $3.9-million makeover, according to plans filed with the Code Enforcement Office.

A representative from Hannaford declined to comment on the renovations, saying in an email that “Hannaford has not announced a plan to undertake a remodel of the Ellsworth store.”

But plans filed with the Code Enforcement Office outline proposed changes to the deli preparation areas, the pharmacy, facade, seafood, meat and cheese departments, freezers, vestibule and bathrooms, as well as framework modifications and electrical work. The renderings also show plans for retiling of floor in the main area of the store.

Code Enforcement Officer Dwight Tilton said he did not have any details about the timeline of the project, but said companies generally work on such projects at night and during off-peak hours.

“They work around customers,” Tilton said.

He said the plans do not appear to call for major changes to the store’s appearance. The architect for the project is WBRC of Bangor.

Kate Cough

Kate Cough

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