Business

  • Small Business Saturday a success

    Small Business Saturday a success

    ELLSWORTH — On Small Business Saturday Nov. 30, Peter Lione had to refill the coffee — twice. That hadn’t happened in previous years at the Ellsworth Holiday Marketplace where Lione, creative director for Heart of Ellsworth, is also one of seven vendors. The popularity of the coffee reflected the fast pace of buying and selling

  • Holiday Marketplace to open this week

    Holiday Marketplace to open this week

    ELLSWORTH — Heart of Ellsworth will celebrate its fourth Holiday Marketplace with a Community Holiday Party and Annual Meeting from 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 5, in the former JB Atlantic building at 142 Main St. Bar Harbor Catering Co., Flexit Cafe and Fogtown Brewing Co. will be jointly serving refreshments at the

  • Hancock car business celebrates grand opening

    Hancock car business celebrates grand opening

    HANCOCK — For years, Tony Murray noticed the empty lot in front of White Birches Motel on Route 1 in Hancock. “You know,” he remembers saying repeatedly to his wife, Nicole, as they would drive by, “that would be a great place for a used car lot.” As it turned out, the lot was the

  • Ruth Foster’s to close after 35 years

    Ruth Foster’s to close after 35 years

    ELLSWORTH — First, let’s get one thing straight: Ruth Foster is not retiring. “Never retire,” says Foster. “Have something else to keep on doing.” She may not be retiring, but she is moving on. The longtime Ellsworth resident and former state legislator sold the Main Street building which houses her iconic children’s shop, Ruth Foster’s,

  • Company looks to bring “glamping” to Surry

    Company looks to bring “glamping” to Surry

    SURRY — A company that has been creating “glamping experiences” near major national parks in the Western United States has set its sights on the Northeast, specifically Surry. Glamping, for the uninitiated, is “glamorous camping,” according to the Montana-based Under Canvas. A spokeswoman for Under Canvas, Rachel Zembraski of the San Diego-based J Public Relations,

  • MXA Fitness opens at Maine Coast Mall

    MXA Fitness opens at Maine Coast Mall

    ELLSWORTH — Area residents have one fewer excuse to pack on the pounds this holiday season, since the former owner of Tag’s Sports Bar John Morse has a new venture: fitness. “There was a need for it,” said Morse, a Maine Army National Guard veteran who recently opened MXA Fitness at 225 High St., next

  • Bucksport Chamber of Commerce director stepping down

    BUCKSPORT — Leslie Wombacher, executive director of the Bucksport Bay Area Chamber of Commerce, will step down Dec. 20. While she “will be moving on to spend more time with her family, she will still be active in our Chamber,” according to a statement the Chamber released Oct. 30. “I am proud that I have

  • Tan Turtle to close

    Tan Turtle to close

    ELLSWORTH — After a little more than a year in business, The Tan Turtle will close its doors on Oct. 20, according to a post on the restaurant’s Facebook page. The affiliated Tan Turtle Tavern in Northeast Harbor will also close. “The Turtles, as you know them, will be closing their doors at both locations,”

  • Ellsworth Olympia Sports will stay open

    Ellsworth Olympia Sports will stay open

    ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth Olympia Sports store will stay open, said Joanne Kenny, the company’s corporate communications director, despite the planned closing of roughly half of Olympia’s locations after its acquisition by national retailer JackRabbit. JackRabbit, a retailer that specializes in running and active lifestyle brands, announced this week that it had acquired Olympia Sports,

  • Whole Oceans hatchery manager named

    Whole Oceans hatchery manager named

    BUCKSPORT — Whole Oceans announced in a press release Tuesday that Orfa Cabrera has joined the company as the hatchery manager. Cabrera comes to Whole Oceans with over three decades of experience in the salmon industry, including more than 20 years of progressive responsibility at hatcheries in her native Chile, with responsibilities for planning, budgeting,

  • Portland developer plans 51-unit apartment complex in Ellsworth

    Portland developer plans 51-unit apartment complex in Ellsworth

    ELLSWORTH — The Portland-based developer that constructed the Oriole Way Apartments off Washington Street behind Renys will bring plans for another 51-unit complex on nearby Foster Street, behind Shaw’s, in front of the Planning Board at the end of the month. Developers Collaborative recently submitted sketch plans for the apartments, which will include market rate