Maritime Energy to reopen former Hoggy's Store
South Thomaston — The former Hoggy's convenience store and gas station on Route 131 will reopen as a Maritime Farms store in early May, according to Maritime Energy Vice President Susan (Ware) Page.
The company purchased the store at auction in January and has renovated it, replacing the floor, installing a new cooler and changing its look, Page said. The new store will be called Riverside Market, she added.
Page said the company felt fortunate to be the successful bidder because out-of-state competition has been buying up small stores in the area.
The store will have 16 employees, who are currently training at other Maritime Farms stores. The company owns 10 stores from Newcastle to Searsport.
In addition to providing groceries, fuel, pizza and deli counter items, Page said the store will provide expanded take-out food items in its display case, offering meals to-go. It will also feature an expanded line of homemade baked goods.
On Saturdays it will feature homemade-style baked beans based in part on a recipe from Tim Holmes of the former Halls Market, which Page said was known for its baked beans.
Gas and diesel will be available 24/7 for pay-at-the-pump customers and the store will sell K1, she said.
Hours of operation will be Mondays to Wednesdays, 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Thursdays and Fridays, 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturdays, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sundays, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
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