Visitors and newcomers have a lot to explore once they discover downtown Biddeford. But it turns out, many locals aren't even aware of some of these downtown Biddeford details. Read on!
P.S. Thank you, Joe McKenney of McKenney Photo for climbing to the roof of a Main Street building to take this beautiful shot of the downtown!
#1: You Can Shop Here!
Yes, Main Street sidewalks and lighting are speedily undergoing reconstruction. But, businesses remain open! (And would probably especially appreciate your patronage this month!)
Here are a few examples of downtown shopping destinations: Clothes and luxury items: suger, Lacava, Trillium, La Corseterie Gifts and artistry for your home: Desert Moon Leather, Engine's Handmade on Main, Full Circle Gallery, Holy Crow Gallery, Dream Weaver Mystic Gallery Antiques and collectibles: Music Plus, J&J Antiques Books and Comics: Elements, Rabelais Books, Awesome Hobby Shoppe Technology: Grady's Radio & Satellite TV Fitness: Quinn's Bike Shop (plus fitness classes at Forever Fit and Impact Fitness) Specialty Food Stores: New Morning Naturals, Hoglund's, Trans Market Second-hand deals and jewelry: Main Street Thrift Shop, Twin City Gold, Biddeford Pawn and Gold
#2: The Food is Great!
Biscuits & Company is so good, they attracted the food-review program, “Phantom Gourmet” to town to create this short video piece.
Taste delicious dishes from around the world at Que Huong, Happy Dragon, Yummy House, Wok N Roll, Jewel of India, Thai Me, May Mee, Los Tapatios, and Koi!
Find the spots that have been loved in Biddeford, in some cases for decades, (like Pizza by Alex, George's, Reilly's Bakery, Mulligans, WonderBar, Joney's Main Street Cafe, Louis Pizza, Twin City Cafe) as well as delicious newcomers like Portland Pie, Cowbell Burger Bar, Dirty Dozen Donuts, The Hamburger Shack, and Sweetcream Dairy!
There's always a chance we missed somebody, so let us know if you have a favorite that we missed in the downtown!!
#3: Entrepreneurs are Welcome!
Operation Pop-Up Storefront
HOB is working with downtown property owners to encourage small businesses to host "Pop Ups" in the downtown for the holidays. It looks like some great ones are already coming together after our Great Space Showcase this week! Contact us for more info!
PITCH York County
Think Tank Biddeford has secured sponsorship from Biddeford Savings Bank for a series of pitch nights for business start-ups and entrepreneurs! In cooperation with Opticliff Law, Maine Center for Entrepreneurial Development, SCORE, Heart of Biddeford and New Ventures, Think Tank will host an exciting series designed to create a spark in York County’s entrepreneurial community! Check out PITCH York County's website (with application)andFollow PITCH York County on Facebook now!
Sat., Oct. 1, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Northern York County YMCA invites everyone to a free Whole Health, Whole Family Event at the Y! Check out the details here!
Last week, Heart of Biddeford committees pulled together the River Jam 5K, River Jam Festival, Great Space Showcase, and a bunch of park cleanups! Want to be part of a team that makes a difference? Fill out this volunteer application today!
Second Congregational Church Click here for informationabout Thursday Gospel and Praise, Scripture and Message, Saturday Community Clean up (8-9:30 a.m.), and Sunday Free Pancake Breakfast (9 a.m.) and Worship Service.
Fri., Nov. 4 The 2nd Annual YCCAC Fall Ceilidh & Silent Auction
Join York County Community Action Coalition for a Celtic-themed fundraiser at the Nonantum Resort in Kennebunkport on November 4th. Click here for more information and tickets.
Four committees meet each month to further the goals of Heart of Biddeford. If you would like to join the folks in Design, Promotions, Business Enhancement or Organization, take a moment to fill out the online Volunteer Application on Heart of Biddeford's website. We'll get back to you with some ideas that might match your interests and skills!