Bonus Redemption LLC is again under new management.
Ken and Lisa York, of Nobleboro, purchased the business, which operates redemption centers in Damariscotta and Newcastle, from Casey and Erica Stevens, of Newcastle, on Jan. 15.
“The business did not end up being a good fit for our family like we thought it would be,” Casey Stevens said. “We had an opportunity to sell the business, so we took it. Ken and Lisa are great people, and they will do a great job with it.”
Both Ken and Lisa York operate other businesses in Lincoln County: Ken York Inc., a building contractor; and Bright Beginnings Daycare, on Center Street in Nobleboro.
“The opportunity came up and we saw the need in the community, so we bought it,” Ken York said.
Ken York will provide more of the on-site supervision at the redemption centers.
Both locations of Bonus Redemption, at 55 Chapman St. in Damariscotta and 116 Mills Road in Newcastle, will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, and 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday. The business will close for lunch every day from noon to 12:30 p.m.
Both locations will be closed Wednesday and Sunday, but the Yorks are willing to provide pickup services to businesses and local organizations on both days.
“If they need us, we’ll be there,” Lisa York said.
Since purchasing the business, the Yorks have begun renovating the space at 116 Mills Road. The entryway has been removed, and Ken York plans to add a window and create a waiting area where people can sit while the staff counts their bottles.
“We’re freshening it up and making it more appealing for the community,” Ken York said.
The Yorks are also working to pay back existing accounts. “We’ve made a commitment and really jumped in with both feet to try and clean up the name in the community,” Ken York said.
“We’re here, and we’re committed,” Lisa York said.
For more information, find Bonus Redemption LLC on Facebook.
(Editor’s note: Chris and Paula Roberts lease space to Bonus Redemption LLC at 116 Mills Road in Newcastle. The Roberts family owns Lincoln County Publishing Co., which publishes The Lincoln County News.)