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Home Kitchen plans new building

By Stephen Betts | Jan 07, 2021
Photo by: Stephen Betts 19 North Main St. in Rockland.

Rockland — Home Kitchen Cafe is planning to construct a new building for a bakery and retail shop.

The Rockland business submitted an application Jan. 5, with the Rockland code enforcement office for the project proposed for 19 North Main St. The plan by Home Kitchen calls for demolishing the existing building at 19 North Main, which previously was used by Home Kitchen for an ice cream shop.

In its place would be a 3,000-square-foot building, according to the code office.

The $350,000 project will take five months to complete from when approval is received by the city.

Home Kitchen, owned by James Hatch and Susan Schiro, operated Cone Home beginning in 2014 before purchasing 19 North Main St. in January 2016.

The two started Home Kitchen Cafe at adjacent 650 Main St. in February 2009.

The Rockland Planning Board will review the application at its Jan. 19 meeting. Architect Jason Merriam submitted the application for the Home Kitchen owners.

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Comments (5)
Posted by: ANANUR FORMA | Jan 08, 2021 11:23

Sending out positive energy for the beloved "Home Kitchen"......onward to greater and greater success.

Your food is terrific and your wait staff friendly and more than efficient!

Thank you for your presence here in Rockland.

Posted by: Rick Winslow | Jan 07, 2021 12:03

I've known Sue for (30+ ?) years. I used to fix and adjust her copier back then, as did I for many others throughout the years. She's always had that 'go and get it' spirit. A successful entrepreneur.

Good luck with your expanded venture!

(Wasn't that a Minolta 470Z you had?)

Posted by: Kendall Merriam | Jan 07, 2021 12:01

Congratulations to Home Kitchen Cafe and our favorite nephew/architect Jason Merriam. Buy local and build local.

-Phyllis & Kendall Merriam

Posted by: Stephen K Carroll | Jan 07, 2021 09:31

James & Susan have created a business Rocklanders should be proud of and I am sure this new addition will be just as successful.  Congrats to you both.

Posted by: DALE HAYWARD | Jan 07, 2021 09:09


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