Finding purpose again.
The building at 265 Main St. had been vacant for decades before the owners had the vision to return the space to its original purpose—a mixed-use building with commercial retail space, artist studios and office spaces, and apartments. Historic tax credits, which fund renovations of underutilized buildings, helped enable the remodel when many lenders were skeptical that Biddeford could support the new development.
Back to business.
A local business owner had the vision to combine what was originally two separate storefronts, opening the space to function as a coffee shop, bar, and bookstore. A dividing wall was removed, steel beam support was added, and much of the historic fabric of the 19th century mixed use building was maintained.