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Midcoast Lens: Essential ice cream

By Christine Simmonds | Apr 09, 2020
Photo by: Christine Simmonds Dorman's Dairy Dream in Thomaston is open April 9. Manager Darryl Sanborn Jr. says the shop follows CDC guidelines to keep everyone safe and offers curbside pickup.

Thomaston — Dorman's Dairy Dream in Thomaston is open for business.

Dorman’s has instituted policies to keep their employees and customers safe and healthy during this time, such as selling ice cream only in cups — no cones. Manager Darryl Sanborn Jr. said this policy is to cut down on physical contact between customers and employees.

There are traffic cones outside the order window to encourage people to maintain the six feet guidelines. Customers are encouraged to have one person per car come to the window, or call ahead for delivery to their vehicles.

“We are open for our customers and are following the CDC guidelines for social distancing,” said Sanborn. “We are very proud of our customers for doing the social distancing.”

Sanborn said he has received a lot of positive feedback from customers. Some even tell him getting Dorman’s on their weekly shopping trips has helped cheer them up during this difficult time.

Dorman’s has also been providing curbside pickup. Sanborn encourages customers to call the shop for this service, and said he hopes to be able to continue this after the stay-at-home order has ended.

For curbside pickup, call 390-0121.

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Comments (2)
Posted by: Mary A McKeever | Apr 10, 2020 13:37

I agree Stephen. Good for Dorman's to give such good service all these years and now even when Health problems could cause havoc.

Posted by: Stephen K Carroll | Apr 10, 2020 08:28

Well there is a light at the end of the tunnel.  Dormans is Open !  Us hearty natives have always known Dormans to be an "essential" business.  Despite the Virus and April snow if Dormans is open there is hope for us all.

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