Three new ventures are up in front of the City Council Monday for their liquor license applications. Here are all the details:
- Maps Cafe is going into the subterranean spot formerly occupied by Carman’s Cafe. Owner Kyle Tzrinske is aiming for a “European feel whilst focusing local Maine produce in a relaxed environment.” A draft menu (page 132) is available online. Maps Cafe hopes to open in June.
- Bonfire (facebook) is a “country themed establishment” under development by Tanner Herget, owner of 51 Wharf. Bonfire will be located at 37 Wharf in the former home of Seawall. Bonfire will open in May.
- Arcadia National Bar (twitter, facebook) will be located at 24 Preble Street in space that’s been the longtime home of Slainte. Owners Ben Culver and David Aceto are looking to create an “old-school style arcade with classic gaming titles and pinball machines” that will create a “viable alternative to the traditional night out in Portland”. As for the food and drink, Arcadia will serve local craft beer, a basic cocktail list and pub food. They hope to open in June. For more info on Arcadia see this article on Maine Today.