What Would You Do With The Old State Street Augusta Red Barn?
The pandemic brought on many changes in Central Maine. This is especially true when it comes to businesses. Sadly, we saw many iconic Central Maine businesses close their doors for good during the pandemic. However, we also saw many businesses change their way of operating, and even expand, during the pandemic.
This was definitely the case with iconic Central Maine chicken and seafood restaurant The Red Barn. In the first few months of the pandemic, the restaurant's Riverside Drive location closed and reopened several times. In 2021, Laura opened a State Street (Augusta) location of her restaurant in a former donut shop. Sadly, for whatever reason, that location did not stay open long.
In April of 2022, some months after the location closed, the building was put on the market.
Currently listed by Vallee, Harwood, & Blouin, the 256 State Street Augusta building appears to be a nearly turn-key restaurant space. According to the listing it has fryolators, sinks, fire suppression system, coolers, freezers, and more. It even has a security camera system!
It has a great big sign, giving it excellent visibility from the street and, depending on how you stripe the parking lot, there are about ten spaces available for customers.
The list price is $335,000
What we want to know is what you would do with the building. What kind of restaurant would you open it as? Or, would you use the building for a completely different purpose? Tell us about your entrepreneurial dreams by sending us a message through our app or by messaging us on Facebook.