Hundreds turn out for Spoon Maine grand opening
Camden — Despite a rainy, overcast day, people came out in droves Sept. 22 to taste one of the town’s newest cold treats — frozen yogurt.
Spoon Maine, located at 44 Bay View St., officially opened its doors for business and, in addition to serving up frozen yogurt, hosted a drawing for a season ski pass to Camden Snow Bowl.
“It was a great first day,” said co-owner Erin Donovan. “The beautiful thing about opening a small business in a town like this is all the support you get from your friends — it was nice to have them here to share in the experience with us.”
Co-owner Maria Anderson mirrored Donovan's excitement and said she was thankful for all of the people who came out to support them.
“It was an amazing day,” said Anderson. “We had over 200 customers in just seven hours; we are happy and very thankful for those kinds of numbers.”
Donovan and Anderson began plans for the shop in the early spring and on the official first day of fall, Sept. 22, the doors opened for business.
“This would have never happened on time if it wasn’t for the work our contractor, Eric Gutheinz,” said Anderson. “He spent many hours on the project and did an amazing job renovating the space, we absolutely love it.”
Spoon purchased a season’s ski pass to the Camden Snow Bowl that was raffled off and won by Daulton Wickenden.
“This is a pretty neat idea and I think this place is amazing,” Wickenden said. “I can see this being one of the places I’ll hangout after school and on weekends.”
Spoon Maine offered up chocolate, vanilla, tart and pistachio flavors of frozen yogurt along with more than 25 topping options, including traditional chocolate and butterscotch as well as not-so-traditional Gummy Bears.
Donovan said flavors of frozen yogurt will be rotated periodically and people can follow the changes on the business Facebook page.
For more information about Spoon Maine and upcoming events, like them on Facebook at facebook.com/spoonmainellc.
Dwight Collins is a reporter/photographer for The Camden Herald.
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