Posts Tagged ‘new places’


South Portland Antiques Out, More Grocery In?

October 22, 2007

Brownstoner reports that a gourmet grocery is rumored to be taking the space recently vacated by South Portland Antiques, at the corner of South Portland and Fulton Street.

I agree — weird, considering the new Fresh Market down the block.

Rather than flooding the neighborhood with many of one kind of store, I think it’s time for proprietors to start really considering what the neighborhood is lacking.  I agree, up until now, we needed a gourmet grocery.  But we don’t need two within a one-minute walk.  I would would much rather see:

*A bookstore in the mold of Book Court in Cobble Hill
*a bare bones bar with good yet unintrusive music

Anything else that you all would like to see in the hood?  Let us know in the comments…


Nigerian Restaurant Coming Soon

October 7, 2007


Looks like the empty corner space at Lafayette and Cumberland is soon to be occupied by a restaurant called EN in Africa — “Nigerian Cuisine and Bar.”  This according to the sign now hanging outside.  This ought to add yet more eclecticism to the neighborhood dining scene — and it’s good to see something finally coming into the space.

Wikipedia article on Nigerian Cuisine