Coastal Maine Popcorn opening store in Rockland
Rockland — Coastal Maine Popcorn Co. plans to open a new store at 371 Main St. June 1, according to owners Julie and Paul Roberts.
This will be their third location. The first store opened in Boothbay Harbor six years ago, and they have a second store in the Old Port in Portland.
"We have an arsenal of 70 flavors of popcorn on hand," Julie Roberts said April 21. Customers are welcome to try all of the different flavors at the counter before buying a bag. The popcorn is air-popped to be more healthy than oil popped, she said. All of the popcorn is popped in Boothbay and shipped to the other stores.
"It's kind of hard to buy a bag of dill pickle popcorn before you've tasted it," she said.
The most popular flavors are salt and vinegar and Maine maple.
The store will be open seven days a week, year-round. It will have about five employees, she said.
The owners considered other locations for their next store and were actually on their way to check out potential locations in Camden when they spotted the store front available in Rockland. Roberts said they have received an outpouring of support from the city of Rockland and people in Rockland for the new store.
They have been effectively marketing their business via social media (see facebook.com/coastalmainepopcorn for more information).
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Daniel Dunkle is editor of The Courier-Gazette and news director for Courier Publications. He lives in Rockland with his wife, Christine, who also works for Courier Publications, and two children.
Dunkle has previously served as editor of The Republican Journal in Belfast. He has worked as a reporter and photographer in the Midcoast since 1998.