Famously known by locals and the folks that work in the area for lunch, a gallon of milk, and "Hey, only one squirt in that Slush Puppie",  the Ellsworth Water Street landmark has been recently listed by realtor Jeff Clark, of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate.

Mike's Country Store, at 92 Water Street in Ellsworth, is now listed for sale at $269,000.

The store had been owned for years by the Povich family. For a very long time customers were used to seeing the late Eddie Povich man the counter, pointing customers here and there with a smile, and barking out orders like, "Hey, only one squirt in that Slush Puppie!"  We miss that.

For the past five or six years, the new owners have given it a go, running a small neighborhood store in Ellsworth, which can't be an easy thing to do.  But apparently it's time to move on.

What awaits this iconic Water Street landmark now, the store where local workers and those traveling by would sit out front on one of the benches and converse about the days woes? Only time will tell.  But we hope that one day it comes to life again!

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