ALLOY World Cuisine planned for Thomaston

By Beth A. Birmingham | Jan 15, 2014
Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham The long-vacant property that housed the Irving station in Thomaston is slated to become ALLOY World Cuisine, pending planning board approval.

Thomaston — The planning board will get a preliminary look Tuesday, Jan. 21 at a new restaurant hoping to receive its blessing to build ALLOY World Cuisine at the long-vacated Irving site on Main Street in Thomaston.

"The name 'ALLOY' reflects that side of the design (former garage) as well as the idea for a multi-ethnic menu, thus creating an alloy of different flavors from different parts of the world in the perfect combination of environment and ingredient," said Steven and Rada Steeves of Union in the application letter.

The property — which has been vacant for more than 10 years — is a 9,551-square-foot parcel that is zoned commercial. The proposal notes that there will be no site modifications, and will use existing sewer and water connections. The building itself is 1,260 square feet.

The project will cost approximately $48,000 to complete, according to the documents filed with the application.

The couple has more than 30 years experience in various capacities in the restaurant business. Most recently Steven was the chef at Fresh on Bay View Street in Camden — which is now closed for the winter.

"According to research data, customers are becoming more aware of different food trends and movements and we would like to give them the opportunity to try those in our restaurant," the letter states.

"Our goal ... to provide interesting, healthy and even innovative food at a reasonable price in a fun yet elegant environment," they wrote, adding "more and more people are looking for a locally sourced and produced meal."

The owners-to-be project the restaurant will generate $63,000 in profits — before taxes — in the first year for the small, family-run business.

The planning board meeting begins at 7 p.m. at Watts Hall.

Courier Publications reporter Beth A. Birmingham can be reached at 594-4401 ext. 125 or via email at

Comments (5)
Posted by: Ingrid Van Steenberg | Jan 16, 2014 17:45


Posted by: Cynthia Wallace | Jan 16, 2014 10:42

Great news!! Always glad to see a vacant spot become a business again and support the local economy!

Posted by: Ragna Weaver | Jan 16, 2014 08:12

Can't wait for it to open. Sounds wonderful. Congratulations Steve, & Jamie.


Posted by: Susan Sinclair | Jan 16, 2014 06:19

Might I suggest a good selection of vegetarian dishes? That's a great niche that restaurateurs often miss.

Posted by: Edward Myers | Jan 15, 2014 16:47

CONGRATS, Steve & Jamie. This is great news. It's going to be nice to see this building being used again. I'm proud of both of you and good luck. I will be checking your food out.

Ed Myers

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