The Main Grind building is listed for $1.1 million with Sargent Real Estate. ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTO BY KATE COUGH

Main Grind building for sale



ELLSWORTH—The Main Grind building, home to FlexIt Café and Bakery along with several art galleries and studios, is for sale.

The 11,508-square-foot Main Street space, which includes four levels, is listed for $1.1 million by Sargent Real Estate.

The building was purchased for $517,500 in 2006 by Winds Aloft LLC, according to property tax records, and is owned by Leslie Harlow and Peter Rogers. Taxes on the property are listed at $9,569. Built in 1934, the space was in use for many years as the local Masonic Lodge.

Paul Markosian, co-owner with his wife of FlexIt, says he isn’t worried about the future of the building’s tenants.

“I have a durable lease and I think everyone else does too,” said Markosian, who was approached by Harlow and Rogers about purchasing the building but said “it wasn’t the right move for me to make right now.”

“I think it’s a great investment for someone who wants to own a building downtown,” Markosian added.

Kate Cough

Kate Cough

Kate covers the city of Ellsworth, including the Ellsworth School Department and the city police beat, as well as the towns of Amherst, Aurora, Eastbrook, Great Pond, Mariaville, Osborn, Otis and Waltham. She lives in Southwest Harbor and welcomes story tips and ideas. She can be reached at [email protected]