Under Construction: Three Dollar Deweys

Boston.com has published an article about Three Dollar Deweys and the new owner’s plans for it.

Throughout its history, Deweys was known for its impeccable selection of beer and a welcoming atmosphere.

Those are traits that Christopher is keen to preserve. The Maine native said that the spirit of Deweys — and its 36 tap lines — will remain intact, with an emphasis on pouring local and international beers. However, he said he will make some changes to both the food and the space. The menu will include more vegetarian and grain-free options, and a made-in-house approach will be applied to the bar food. The bar will also receive some cosmetic updates, with fewer communal tables and more private seating areas.

Under Construction: 3 Dollar Deweys (Updated)

3 Dollar Deweys is under renovations and slated to reopen under new management. I’ll share more details as they become available.

The original Deweys was opened at the corner of Fore and Union Streets and was an pillar of the early craft beer community in Portland. The pub eventually moved to its present location and closed after nearly 4 decades in operation at the end of July 2018.

Update: Joe Christopher is the new owner of Three Dollar Deweys. Christopher is the GM and partner of the Shipyard Brew Haus at Sugarloaf as well as the owner of three other businesses: Jump and Raft, Three Rivers Whitewater Rafting and Inn by the River. He hopes to reopen Deweys around the beginning of March.

I am beyond excited to be a part of this great place and its history. We will be working hard to offer great food, beverage and FUN, friendly service for years to come. There will live music, great beer, wine and spirits from local providers from all around the world. 

All Those Who Wander Moving

Just about a month after the pocket-sized coffee shop opened on Washington Ave, All Those Who Wander is moving to a new location. The windows are papered over and a sign states, “We have begun the process of moving to our new location…very exciting things to come! Thank you all for patience and understanding as we make this transition.”

No details are available yet on their new location.


Sticky Sweet Kickstarter Success

Sticky Sweet (website, facebook, instagram) has successfully completed a $22k Kickstarter campaign. Co-owners Kelley and Ashley Dow raised the funds to expand the production capacity of their dairy-free, gluten-free vegan ice cream business.

The Dows have leased a 600 sq ft space at 115 Cumberland Ave—just around the corner from the restaurants on Washington Ave—where they’ll be opening a Sticky Sweet scoop shop.

Rock Row Food Hall

Plans for Rock Row, the new development in the former gravel pit off Brighton Ave, is slated to feature a 25,000 sq ft “food hall” with space for 15 food vendors, 7 beverage tasting rooms and seating for more than 500 people.

Inspired by the great public markets of the past and the future of Greater Portland’s deeply authentic food culture, Rock Row’s Beer and Food Hall will be an unparalleled dining, tasting, beer and wine experience. Curated by Colicchio Consulting, purveyors will offer a wide selection of local ingredients, artisanal goods, and onsite brews, while chef driven cuisine will mix with live music to bring together a vibrant mix of locals and visitors.

They’re now accepting vendor applications from “purveyors [that] will offer a wide selection of local ingredients, artisanal goods, and onsite brews…[and]…chef driven cuisine”. They’re now accepting vendor applications.

Under Construction: Candy’s

A new project called Candy’s (website, instagram) is under development with plans to open in West Bayside next year. Billed as a queer community hub, Candy’s will include a cafe/coffee shop and bar:

grab a coffee and hang in the queer library in the morning. shoot some pool. teach a workshop. attend a workshop. come to a show. host a show. listen to our podcast. bring the fam, whatever that may mean to you. drink a drink. eat some snacks. talk to pals. be kind to one another.

There’s more details on the project and future programming on the Tell Me About It, What’s Happening, and FAQ pages of their website.

Candy’s will be holding an information session on the project and kick-off for their community fundraising efforts on November 9th, 6-8:30pm at LB Kitchen.

Under Construction: Austin Street

The Portland Phoenix has published an update on the new Austin Street brewery under construction on Fox Street.

Now Austin Street is preparing to move production to a new space on Fox Street in East Bayside, and Austin is ready to get his hands dirty again. “We have 100 barrels’ worth of fermentation space right now, so we’re going to add in another 60 barrels, and also a 20-barrel lagering tank, which I’m really excited about,” he says.

Ela Market & Grill

Mainebiz has published an in-depth article on the new business taking over the former Nina’s Variety space in Falmouth.

The market will offer everyday items like coffee, fresh produce, local meats, breads and pastries, beer from domestic and local breweries, soft drinks, dairy products, dry goods, seasonal retail items, and a typical variety of candy, chips, lottery tickets and tobacco. The grill will prepare grab-and-go and a-la-carte items. The menu will consist of breakfast sandwiches, lunch sandwiches and wraps, freshly made salads, gyros and specialty Greek, Italian and American dishes in individual and family size portions.