Owl's Head General Store to re-open under new owner

OWLS HEAD, Maine (WABI) - The Owl's Head General Store is under new ownership that hopes to re-open this fall.

Maya Newsam, an Owl's Head native says she wants to bring the landmark store back to life.

It's been closed since 2017.

Newsam says she's heard a lot of encouragement from the community since she bought the building.

And hopes the store will have the same spirit and award-winning burgers.

"I want basically the same exact thing it was before. It's why we all loved it, it was Owl's Head's hub. I want to have groceries, I want to have beer and wine, I want to have lottery, stuff like that. I want it to be for everyone," said Newsam.

Newsam lost her job in Massachusetts during the pandemic and came to back home to spend a little time with her family.

She says she never expected to buy a business in the process.