2 New Openings: Hero’s, Cheese

Two new businesses opened this week:

  • Hero’s Subs (facebookinstagramtwitter) opened on Tuesday. This Portland extension of a Lewiston sandwich shop is located at the corner of Wharf and Union Streets.
  • The Cheese Shop of Portland (instagramfacebook) opened on Friday. Owners Mary and Will Sissle met when working at Cowgirl Creamery in San Francisco. Will Sissle is an ACS Certified Cheese Professional. In addition to cheese the shop sells sandwiches and a wide range of specialty food items. The shop is located at 93 Washington Ave.

With these two openings, the Under Construction List is now barely breaking past 20 businesses. It had consistently been at over 40 for the last few years but fewer new ventures got underway this year.

Chocolats Passion Opens Today

A new chocolate shop in the West End, Chocolats Passion (websitefacebookinstagram), is scheduled to open today at 1 pm.

Owner Catherine Wiersema plans to sell her own artisanal chocolates, tea, hot chocolate, baked goods by Renee by the Bay as well as imported French candies and caramels.

Chocolats Passion is located adjacent to Rosemont Market at 189 Brackett Street.