Tradewinds Marketplace in Blue Hill closed yesterday afternoon at 4 p.m. to convert the store to Hannaford’s 186th store, and 65th in Maine.

The announcement came a couple of months ago, and the reason for the  sale of the store was due to Owners Chuck and Belinda Lawrence announcing their retirement.

On Friday morning at 7 a.m., the South Street location in Blue Hill will open as Hannaford

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Tradewinds Marketplace opened in Blue Hill in 1999. And owners Chuck and Belinda Lawrence previously worked for Hannaford before purchasing that Tradewinds location. And Hannaford products have been for sale in the store.

Now customers will be able to utilize the My Hannaford Rewards program to earn 2 percent rewards on Hannaford brand purchases, and also be eligible to receive Hannaford personalized coupons.

At the time of the sale, Hannaford Supermarkets Vice President of Retail Operations Todd Bullen said:

We’ve long been committed to bringing the Blue H community the high quality fresh products and exceptional service that are synonymous with Hannaford.

We look forward to further deepening our ties with the Blue Hill community as we officially welcome the store to the Hannaford banner.

The release from Hannaford also mentioned the amount of philanthropy the Lawrences continue to provide on the Blue Hill  Peninsula, through the Lawrence Family Foundaation and the Lawrence Family Fitness Center which opened in 2020

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 The second phase of the fitness center, which includes an indoor walking track, opened earlier this year. The YMCA operates the center.

The Lawrences and their business also support other local organizations, and they have done so all along.

Energy North purchased the Tradewinds locations in Ellsworth, Orland, Veazie, Hampden, Brewer, Old Town, Eddington and Bangor.

And Friday morning in Blue Hill it is Hannaford, not Tradewinds Marketplace.

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