Falafel Underground Expanding

Falafel Underground aka Peddleman’s Falafel will be closing their service at Union Bagel at the end of this month in preparation for launching a restaurant in their own space this Winter.

It is with heavy, but EXCITED hearts that we share the news that after MONDAY, OCTOBER 30TH falafel service as you know it at Union Bagel Co. will come to a close. We believe that we have found a space of our own to perfectly suit our needs, and hope to have the even better news of telling you where it is by the end of this year!

Now and in the interim period you can find their goods at the Portland Food Co-op, Lois’ Natural Marketplace, New Morning Natural Foods in Biddeford, Royal River Natural Foods in Freeport.

Makers Mug Wraps Up

Makers Mug/Dirigo Coffee owner Jacob Perry has announced plans to move out of state and so is shuttering his mobile coffee business here in Portland.

For just under the last two years the Maker’s Mug/Dirigo Coffee cart has been an integral part of my life. A humbling, rewarding, and incredibly personal experience that I will never forget. At the end of summer 2017, my wife and I made a big move out of state and bringing the cart along for the ride wasn’t in the cards.

Perry has put the food cart up for sale and is seeking “someone who has aspirations of opening a food business of their own can keep the dream alive in Maine”.

Closed: Zapoteca and Outliers

The Press Herald reports that Zapoteca has gone out of business,

Cookbook author and chef Shannon Bard announced suddenly Wednesday that the Fore Street restaurant Zapoteca she and her husband, Tom, owned in Portland is closed for good.

and confirmed that Outliers has closed.

Fans of Outliers who may have been hoping the popular York Street restaurant was just on its usual spring hiatus will have to move on to other hot eateries; the restaurant is closed for good and owner Peter Verrill Jr. has listed the building with CBRE | The Boulos Co.

Griffin Club to Close/Move

The Griffin Club will be closing on May 31st, owner Scott Parker is hoping to reopen the business as Griffin’s Dugout, according to a report from The Forecaster.

Scott Parker, owner of the iconic watering hole – but not the building at 60 Ocean St. – this week said he received an eviction notice in April requiring him to be out by midnight June 2…Parker, who has owned “The Griff” for 10 years and worked there for 20, said he hopes to resurrect the bar under the new name Griffin’s Dugout at nearby 64 E St. That would keep his seven bartenders employed and give his longtime customers a place to go.

Salty Sally’s Closing

Salty Sally’s owner Dave Mallari has announced plans to close the restaurant.

It’s with heavy hearts that Denae and I need to announce that Salty Sally’s will be closing. Due to recent health issues it is recommended that I reduce the amount of stress in my life, take care of myself and downsize. The Pig Kahuna and The Sinful Kitchen are both well established so they will remain open. Unfortunately, as the newest business, we have to cut Salty Sally’s. Our last day will be this Monday 5/15/17.

Rosen’s Deli Closed

The Forecaster confirmed yesterday that Rosen’s Deli has closed.

Rosen’s Deli, the only Jewish-style deli in greater Portland, has closed…“Lots of factors contributed to our decision to close Rosen’s Deli,” Arren Rosen said in a Facebook message Tuesday morning. “We are thankful to all the great people we’ve met over the years and will miss our supportive community very much.”

Granny’s Closing

Granny’s Burritos plans to close their shop in the Public Market House, according to a report from the Press Herald.

Granny’s Burritos, a fixture in Portland since 1995, will close either at the end of the day Sunday or Monday, depending on how long the food lasts…

The Public Market House was Granny’s fifth location. Owner Chris Godin started on Market Street in the lobby of Granny Killam’s, moved to 10 Exchange Street, then to 420 Fore Street, was closed for a while then for a short time operated at 653 Congress Street, closed again and most recently landed at the PMH in Monument Square.