A new company has purchased the Downeast landmark on Route 1 beside the scenic turnout, and apparently plans to make what once was old, new again!

For years, Dunbar's Store, a long family owned business, offered up groceries, gas and other supplies to locals and tourists alike.  The store was always a convenient stop to those that had pulled into the scenic turnout to take a photo of Frenchman Bay and Cadillac Mountain.  Locals did their grocery shopping there and summer people who lived in the big houses of Sorrento had their shopping bags delivered to them twice a week.    Then, about four years ago, the lights went out for good.

Recently, the new owners from Sullivan Harbor Independent Purveyors have backed the trucks up to the front door of the old store and workers are now in the process of cleaning it out and refurbishing it for business.

Judging by the company's logo, it looks as though they'll be featuring a deli, gifts, groceries and spirits, which is exactly what made the store famous and popular years ago.  An opening date has not been publicized at this point.

Sullivan Harbor Independent Purveyors hope to retain the old "mom & pop" country store atmosphere, and have asked Facebook followers for old photos of the store over the years.

At one time, Dunbar's store sat across the street from it's current location, and a huge hotel sat where the store and scenic turnout is now.

We wish the new owners all the best and hope for great success for the new business!


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