DiPietro’s Closing after 69 Years

According to a report in today’s Press Herald, DiPietro’s sandwich shop on Cumberland Ave will be closing their doors as of August 18. The shop was founded by Warren and Grace DiPietro in 1944.

A banner hanging outside says, “Thanks for your loyalty. We will be closing to enjoy retirement. Come in and savor one of our famous Italians because, as Joey used to say, you’ve eaten the rest, now try the best.”

Joey is the late Joseph DiPietro, who took over the store from his parents in 1966. He died in 2003.

Closed and Closing: Bakery on the Hill & Sea Grass Bistro

The Munjoy Hill News interviewed owner Stephanie Smith about her decision to close Bakery on the Hill.

Smith lives in Bridgeton and she found the almost three hour round trip commute not possible to do anymore.  Also, her daughter Alexandra, became engaged to an attorney in New York City following her move back to Maine.  Her expertise as a pastry cook in New York City was vital to the operation. Both of those factors weighed heavily in Smith’s decision.

Maine a la Carte reports that chef/owner Stephanie Brown has decided to close the Sea Grass Bistro in Yarmouth.

Brown told me in an e-mail that she has decided to accept an offer to become executive chef at the Woodlands Club in Falmouth, “an opportunity that found me, I was not looking for it!”

“There was an offer on the table I could not refuse,” she explained. “I have been in the club arena before and loved it.

The Wine Bar is Closing

After 27 years in operation, The Wine Bar is going out of business. Erica Archer at Wine Wise has all the details plus reminiscences of her experience with this longtime Wharf Street establishment.

My heart was heavy today when I got a call from Janet Barry, co-owner of the Wine Bar, it was news I never wanted to hear, this Saturday night, March 30, 2013, The Wine Bar and Cafe will be closing its doors after 27 years. Please join me there this Saturday night for their “help drink us dry” last hoorah!

Bull Jagger Closing

Bull Jagger has announced that they’re closing up shop.

As some of you know, the brewery is for sale. Bull and Jagger are going their separate ways, and under the circumstances, we have no choice but to close the company. In the coming weeks, we will have fresh beer to package and sell. Our lagers are and will be available in Maine through our distributor, retailers, and to the public while supplies last.

Looking to start your own brewery? Their equipment is for sale on Craig’s List.