Category Archives: Openings

A little snow makes no difference: Gifford’s Ice Cream Stands open this Friday, with free cones

Robins appearing, the days getting longer, Girl Scout Cookies arriving, perhaps a crocus or two. These are the signs of spring. But in Maine, we’ve got another sign of spring: the opening day for Gifford’s Ice Cream Stands across the state. The five Gifford’s locations in Bangor,¬†Auburn, Farmington, Skowhegan and Waterville will open for business […]

Tropical Tastes International Market has opened on Harlow Street in Bangor

A new market catering to eastern Maine’s immigrant communities opened three weeks ago on Harlow Street in Bangor, next door to Northern Kingdom Music. Tropical Tastes International Market, owned and operated by Angela Okafor, opened in late January, offering up African, Caribbean and Latin American food specialties and African hair and body products and clothing. […]

Hollywood Casino to revamp on-site restaurant, renamed Hops House 99, focus on craft beer

Hollywood Casino on Wednesday announced that they would be shutting down the Celebrity Bar & Grill, the restaurant inside the casino, and will be reopening a fully-revamped restaurant dubbed Hops House 99. Taking advantage of Maine’s booming craft beer industry, Hollywood Casino general manager Jose Flores said that in response to the trend, the new […]