New food and dining developments are taking place all across Maine. Here are some recent updates to keep you in the know on what’s going on:
- Downhill Bagel Company (instagram) has leased space at 446 Main Street (shown above) in Springvale where they plan to open a bakery cafe. Downhill will be serving bagels, brewed and espresso-based coffee drinks, lunch specials including pastrami on rye, daily soup specials, and pizza baciata. Owner Billy Nichols wants the shop to be a community space where art is displayed, events can take place and people can come and get to know each other. Nichols hopes to open the new shop by early February. He launched Downhill in October selling at the Sanford and Berwick farmers’ markets.
- Brunswick’s Dog Bar Jim (instagram) coffee house has been running a dinner series that’s been gaining steam. Owner Ben Gatchell launched The Golden Demise in mid-October. He’s now serving 4 different menus each with its own night, Wednesday through Saturday which in order are Mexican, Korean, burgers, pan-Asian. For more information see this article from the Bowdoin Orient and this instagram post from DBJ.
- The Pat’s Pizza in Presque Isle has re-opened under new ownership. The father of co-owner Michael Gallagher, Brian Gallagher, was a co-owner of the original Pat’s when it opened in 1989 according a report from the Bangor Daily News.
- Good Wine Bar opened last Friday on Main Street in Saco.
- A wine bar and retail shop called Pulling Corks is under construction in Belfast.