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.

Roustabout Has Closed

Roustabout (twitter, instagram, facebook, website) has decided to close.

Friends,

The past fifteen months have been filled with challenges, excitement and reward. We consider ourselves fortunate to be part the vibrant restaurant community in Portland Maine.

However, it is with deep disappointment that after dinner service on Sunday January 8th, we have closed our doors for good.

We are immensely thankful for our staff, past and present. Thank you for your commitment and professionalism during your time here. We count ourselves lucky to have been able to work along side of each and every one of you.

A huge thank you to our guests for making us their go-to neighborhood spot, cocktail bar, and family restaurant.

We have been exceedingly fortunate to have such wonderful friends & neighbors on inner Washington and wish you all the best luck.

Thank you
– Roustabout

Founders Kit Paschal and Anders Tallberg announced plans for their Washington Avenue restaurant in May of 2015. The 75-seat Italian restaurant got off to a promising start in November of the same year.

Catbird Creamery for Sale

The Press Herald reports that Catbird Creamery has closed and the business is for sale.

“We dedicated a large part of our lives to building Catbird Creamery and as a young family the commitment to both became too much,” DiGirolamo wrote. “We are selling the business and are hoping someone who has more time to commit to it will find this a great opportunity.”