A fact of life in small town Maine is that people tend to rely heavily on their local "one stop" stores.

For those who are unfamiliar, these stores, which are often locally owned, are like a convenience store on steroids.  While each one is a little different, they normally have gas, convenience items, a few hardware items, a small selection of grocery items, and a small deli or pizza shop.  Some even have hunting and fishing supplies.  Basically, they are a go-to store for the residents of the town.

You'll find these great stores in every tiny Maine town, from North Berwick to Linneus.

When one of these great stores closes, it is a blow to that community.

Fortunately, in this case, the store did not close, but you are going to need to drive a little farther to get gas or diesel.

According to an article in the KJ, the gas pumps at Dresden Take-Out were damaged during a Tuesday crash.

The article explains that the crash happened at about 2 PM on Tuesday, just as the winter storm started to pick up and make the roads slick.  A Subaru, driven by a man in his 60s, slid into the pumps.

Dresden Take Out
Dresden Take Out

Fortunately, as we understand it, no one was seriously injured in the incident.

The article says that Kathy Dubord, who owns the iconic convenience store, told them that it could take up to five weeks for new gas pumps to be installed.

Even though residents will have to travel to get gas, we hope that people living in the area will continue to support the business by purchasing convenience items and food from the store.

You can learn more about all they have to offer by check out their Facebook page.

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