There's some great food downtown, but there's room for more.
Bangor has come a long way since I was a kid. As late as the '90s, you couldn't even go anywhere on Sundays because everything was closed. Even grocery stores. If you needed food on a Sunday, your options were pretty limited. These days, Sundays are one of the busiest days a week for shopping.
We also didn't have a lot of food options. That's not to say there were none, but nothing like the myriad of choices we have around here today. And never mind if you lived in or around downtown. If it was after 7 pm or on a Sunday, forget it. If you didn't plan well before that, you just starved, I guess.
Downtown living these days is unlike anything before.
Years ago, downtown Bangor wasn't the most desirable place to live, but these days it's pretty swank. Cool restaurants, shops, and nightlife like crazy. And now, downtown is about to get a whole lot more convenient, and not just for the people who live down there. Bangor is getting a new deli and market, all under one roof.
According to the BDN, the owner of Bangin' Whoopie, James Gallagher, is opening a new biz called Salty Brick Market. It'll be located at 35 Main St. in the former location of the Maine Cloth Diaper Company and Country Blessings. The expected opening is in May.
Gallagher would love to have opened sooner since signing his lease last July, but like all things during the pandemic, it all took longer and was often a hassle. Permitting, supply chain issues for building materials, you name it. But it won't be long now. At this point May seems right around the corner, right?
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