The Wiscasset General Store, on West Alna Road, will soon become the Cubbyhole Sports Pub. The sports pub will have a new menu, but will continue to serve the daily specials the store has offered since 2012.
All branches of First Federal Savings are collecting donations for the Lincoln County Animal Shelter through the end of February. Monetary donations, food, supplies, and toys will be accepted. All monetary donations received will be matched by First Federal Savings.
A first-time business owner is preparing to open a new business, Mid Coast Vape Shop, on Route 1 in Waldoboro.
A one-woman operation offering skin-care services, from facials to pedicures and almost everything in between, is open in the Pine Grove Plaza in Damariscotta.
After months of anticipation, O-Cha, a Thai-inspired bar and grill, is open for business at 88 Main St. in Damariscotta.
For the past few months, Bernie DeLisle has quietly operated a tiny Italian eatery in Damariscotta’s Taco Alley, relying solely on word-of-mouth and regular customers.
Rising Tide Community Market in Damariscotta is currently receiving nominations for its Co-ops for Community Day program. Nominate a nonprofit organization doing good work in the community and it will be eligible for Co-ops for Community Day, which donates .5 percent of Rising Tide’s Wednesday sales to a different organization each month.
After 29 years and hundreds of clients, Village Optical in Damariscotta will close its doors March 31.
Shelley’s Flowers & Gifts in Waldoboro was once again voted among the Best of the Best Florists in Knox County for 2017. Additionally, it received the Couples’ Choice Award in 2017 and 2018 from weddingwire.com, the United States’ largest online marketplace connecting merchants with engaged couples and party planners.
A landmark business in Damariscotta will soon have new ownership, as the Pierce family prepares to sell Yellowfront Grocery to local business owners Gary and Jane Gravel.
Medomak Veterinary Services in Waldoboro is pleased to announce new ownership under Dr. Art Charles and Dr. Bailey Gage. The husband and wife team purchased the practice from Dr. Laurie Howarth on Dec. 28. Howarth will continue to practice at the facility on a part-time basis.
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 new owner of a building at 816 Atlantic Avenue in Waldoboro, formerly an Irish pub and a barbecue restaurant, plans to convert it into a financial services office.
Oxbow Brewing Co.’s tasting room at the farmhouse brewery in Newcastle will release two beers when it opens up for the weekend on Thursday, Jan. 18. Original Deluxe will be back on tap, and Freestyle 42 will make its debut.
A relatively new member to the Newcastle Realty team of professional real estate brokers, Carmen Reed expresses enthusiasm and passion for helping people, which makes her a great fit with the firm. One of the things Reed loves most about helping people buy and sell a home or land is the process of getting to know each person’s story and working through all the steps involved in making such an important life decision.