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February 2, 2015

Cellardoor to open Thompson's Point site

Courtesy / A site plan of the Thompson's Point development.

Lincolnville-based Cellardoor Winery is expecting to open a location at Thompson's Point, the 30-acre former industrial site currently under development in Portland.

The Portland Press Herald reported that the winery will open a tasting room and retail space, collectively called Cellardoor at the Point, in a 5,000-square-foot space in the site's Brick South building, near the site of The Circus Conservatory of America.

Chris Thompson, the site's developer who was named as a Mainebiz Nexter last year, told the newspaper that Cellardoor's expansion makes for "a perfect fit" at Thompson's Point.

"This is building a neighborhood and if you don't get the DNA of it right from the start, it never feels like a neighborhood," Thompson said of the site's development in a Mainebiz interview last fall. "And all the [people] you want to attract to your neighborhood like the idea of what you're saying, but it doesn't feel like that. There's no fooling people. Either it feels like a real place or it doesn't."

The announcement follows news last fall that development company Forefront Partners reached a long-term agreement with the State Theatre to host outdoor concerts and other events on the edge of the site's peninsula. Thompson is a principal of that company.

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