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September 18, 2018

Rosemont Market to add location at former dry cleaners in Falmouth

Photo / William Hall
Photo / William Hall
Rosemont Market & Bakery, with six Portland-area stores, will open a seventh this winter in Falmouth, at 231 U.S. Route 1, a former Pratt Abbott site.

Rosemont Market & Bakery, with six Portland-area stores, will open a seventh this winter on the site of a former dry cleaner in Falmouth.

The new store, at 231 U.S. Route 1, will be a 2,000-square-foot space offering locally sourced produce, baked goods, deli items, prepared meals, wine, beer and more, Rosemont said Monday in a news release. The store will also sell seafood from Portland-based Harbor Fish Market.

Rosemont, which had 2016 revenues of almost $10 million, currently operates four stores in Portland, as well as locations in Cape Elizabeth and Yarmouth.

The Falmouth branch will be the second-largest, after one at 580 Brighton Ave. in Portland and will employ about a dozen people, spokesman Jim Britt said.

Rosemont's last expansion was the addition of its Cape Elizabeth store last fall.

The Falmouth site is at the corner of Depot Road, directly across the street from Leavitt & Sons Deli and next to a McDonald's. The site, which had gone under contract last fall, previously housed a branch of Pratt Abbott Garment Care, until its relocation to the nearby Shops at Falmouth Village in July 2016.

Pratt Abbott had occupied the building, with its distinctive A-frame design and adjoining drive-through canopy, for 25 years. Earlier, the building was home to a bank and a fast-food restaurant.

Britt said Rosemont will be renovating and adding onto the property, but there are no plans to offer drive-through service despite the building's previous incarnations.

Rosemont was founded in 2005 by Scott Anderson and John Naylor, who had worked together at Portland Greengrocer for 10 years.

"Our whole reason for being is to connect our neighbors to the farmers, fishers and other food producers we love working with," Naylor said in the release. "And so we're really excited to bring those relationships and that spirit to Falmouth."

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