COVID-19 causing some businesses to close for good

In March, Governor Mills declared all non-essential businesses closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, but for some, that means closing altogether. We’ve compiled a list, below, of Maine businesses that are shutting their doors for good, or, at the very least, closed for the 2020 summer season.

Businesses Permanently Closed:

The Play Factory, Waterville

Starlight Cafe, Bath

Kennebec Chocolates, Augusta

Whitcraft, Scarborough

Tasman Leather Group, Hartland

Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery, South Portland

Smitty’s Cinema – Biddeford location only (Sanford, Windham, and Topsham will reopen)

On the Marsh Bistro, Kennebunk

Gorham Yoga Company, Gorham

Just Down the Road Grille, Hermon

Sherman’s Maine Coast Book Shop, Camden location only

Ruby Tuesday – Augusta, Auburn, Topsham, and Westbrook locations

TULA, South Portland

Heritage Printing, Farmington

City Cab Company, Lewiston

Krispy Kreme, Saco

Gleason Media (Z 105.5 FM, 96.9 FM, AM1240, AM1450)

C+C O’Leary Tattoo Company, Auburn

Arabica Coffee House, Portland (Commercial Street only)

Cafe Demoiselle, Presque Isle

JP Market & Deli, Presque Isle

Tagli Hair & Nail Salon, Lewiston

Frosty’s Donuts, Gardiner & Freeport locations (Brunswick, Bath, and Augusta will reopen – TBD)

Denny’s, Ellsworth and Biddeford locations

Scrummy Afters Candy Shoppe (retail store only – online sales still open)

Cafe Sorpreso, Presque Isle

Midcoast Athletics Center, Warren

Pierrette’s C’est si Bon Cafe, Auburn

Decal Gymnastics, Skowhegan location only

Bintliff’s Restaurant, Ogunquit

Benchwarmers Sports Pub, Brunswick

Newport House of Pizza, Newport

China Dine-ah, South China

Eric’s Restaurant, Waterville

Uncle Andy’s Diner, South Portland

Joker’s, Westbrook

Closed/cancelled for 2020 Summer Season:

Acton Fair

City of Augusta 4th of July Celebration

Common Ground Fair

Damariscotta Pumpkinfest & Regatta

Funtown Splashtown USA

Great Falls Balloon Festival

Harmony Agricultural Fair

Houlton Agricultural Fair

Litchfield Fair

Maine Antique Tractor Club Festival

Maine Lobster Festival

Monmouth Fair

Northern Maine Fair

Old Hallowell Day

Ossipee Valley Fair

Topsham Fair

Tubby’s Ice Cream

Waterford World’s Fair