The City of Old Town has created two loan programs to promote new and existing businesses within the City. Both programs are in partnership with Camden National Bank and the Penobscot Federal Credit Union. Application may begin by contacting the lender directly or by contacting: Ron Harriman (Economic Development Director): 207-947-8595.Read more.
Opportunity Zones are a new community development program established by Congress in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 to encourage long-term investments in low-income urban and rural communities nationwide. The Opportunity Zones program provides a tax incentive for investors to re-invest their unrealized capital gains into Opportunity Funds that are dedicated to investing into Opportunity Zones designated by the chief executives of every U.S. state and territory. Read more below about how the Opportunity Zones program works, as well as its history and community of supporters.Read more.
Owners Kyle Lemieux and Ida McChesney cut the opening ribbon for their new restaurant. They are assisted by Old Town Mayor Stan Peterson and employee Shane Wilson. Also included was Economic Development Director Ron Harriman (not pictured). The Mayor also presented them with a ceremonial "Paddle to the City".
An opening ceremony was held on January 2nd to celebrate the opening of an exciting new downtown restaurant aptly named Outta The Ordinary. They feature a one-of-a-kind menu that includes uniquely stuffed burgers such as a Jalapeno Popper Burger or a Shepherds Pie Burger to pizzas you won't find anywhere else-Crab Rangoon Pizza! You can also get an assortmentof appetizers, soups and salads. There's also a kid's menu.
Owners Kyle Lemieux and Ida McChesney have lots of restaurant experience and have done a remarkable job renovating the location at 296 Main Street and creating a lively and fun atmosphere for the whole family. It's conveniently located with lots of available parking.
The Old Town City Council and the Old Town Development, LLC are working to create new business opportunities and jobs for the City and thank all business owners and employees for their commitment to Old Town.