Category Archives: Openings

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 […]

Bangor’s new Chick-fil-A set for Nov. 3 opening, with special ‘road trip’ contest set for Nov. 2

The Stillwater Avenue location for Bangor’s new Chick-fil-A — the first Maine outpost of the popular chicken sandwich fast food restaurant — is set to open on Thursday, Nov. 3. Before that, however, owner Todd Schultz has a fun event set to celebrate the business’s grand opening. “Typically, when a new Chick-fil-A opens, they do […]

Massimo’s Pizza Bar in downtown Bangor closing; new restaurant to open next month

The owners of Massimo’s Pizza Bar, the wood-fired pizza and pasta restaurant located at 130 Hammond St. in downtown Bangor, announced on Monday that effective immediately the restaurant is closed, and that they would be selling their business to local restaurateur Bob Cutler. Cutler plans to open a new eatery in that location later this year. Massimo and […]

Bangor’s newest brewery, 2 Feet Brewing, opens tasting room on Columbia Street

The latest addition to Bangor’s growing beer scene has just arrived in downtown. 2 Feet Brewing, the long-in-the-works nanobrewery from local homebrewer Cory Ricker, opened its cozy new tasting room at 80 Columbia Street, in a very recently renovated location adjacent to Harvest Moon Deli, and formerly occupied by Vapeway. Ricker is an accomplished homebrewer […]