After four years renting a building on Route 1 in Newcastle, JM Automotive has moved to a new, permanent home at 186 Fowle Hill Road in Wiscasset.
The Damariscotta Region Chamber of Commerce celebrated its new executive director, honored community members, and spoke about its plans for a permanent home during its annual meeting at The 1812 Farm in Bristol Mills the evening of Thursday, Oct. 1.
After 15 years in the field, Newcastle resident Dorothe Bailey has opened her own accounting firm in Damariscotta, where she hopes to bring a “hometown feel” to finances.
Lincoln County Dental, Inc. is pleased to announce that after hiring an office manager and clinical team, the dental center’s administrative operations in Wiscasset will begin early in October. A start date for the provision of patient care will be announced in the next few weeks, but is likely to begin on a part-time basis later in October.
A recent survey of the local business community about the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic shows that 68% of respondents have had a decrease in sales this year, with 25% reporting sales at less than half of last year’s. Another 10% said year-to-date sales matched the same period in 2019, while 20% reported an increase over last year’s sales.
Downtown Damariscotta will welcome a new full-service hair salon and skin care business this week.
Joe and Alison Elder, dealers of nautical antiques, art, and furniture, have moved their business, Skipjack Marine Gallery, to Round Pond after 17 years in Virginia.
The owners of the Seagull Shop, the 83-year-old restaurant and gift shop at Pemaquid Point that burned last Wednesday, Sept. 9, hope to rebuild in time to open for the 2021 season.
The Damariscotta Region Chamber of Commerce plans to acquire, renovate, and expand the little Damariscotta Region Information Bureau building between Main and Vine streets, then make the building its permanent headquarters.
A Westport Island man wants to convert the Maine Heritage Village property, on Route 1 in Wiscasset, into the Maine Tasting Center — an educational campus focused on Maine food and drink, complete with a museum in the Judi’s Country Store building and a tasting room in the Lighthouse Restaurant.
A growing business offers campers a memorable, four-season camping experience in Jefferson, where they can rest under the stars in one of three domes off North Mountain Road.
King Eider’s Pub was named “Best Bar” in Down East magazine’s annual “Best of Maine” issue. From shopping to eating to playing outdoors, Down East readers and editors selected their statewide favorites this year and King Eider’s Pub made the list.
The Accessories Shop closed Tuesday, Sept. 8 after about 15 years in Damariscotta, due to a sharp drop in business brought on by COVID-19 and resulting restrictions.
Opening a new business during a pandemic comes with challenges, but the owners of a new Wiscasset wine bar appreciate the slower pace.