We’re pretty excited here in Newcastle, Maine, as we begin the process of deconstructing our old store on Route 1 to make way for the bigger, better, more Mexicali new one!
Central Maine Power and Tidewater Telecom are working together with us to move our power lines higher & further from the road to accommodate a larger store. While this is happening, we’re working with Becker Construction in demolishing the old store. Part of this is gutting the old store, and as we’re doing this we’re finding all kinds of awesome pieces of history–pottery from Malley (now in Hallowell), remnants from the Mexicali skateboard shop, and a cool DownEast Donuts sign that we found in one of the walls!
This building used to be a video store as well (so many different lives it has had!) & Glenn Chadborn (the cover artist for many Steven King books as well as other fantasy, horror, and comic projects) had painted the entire building in movie themes. We are revealing pieces of it from underneath the siding, and it’s really cool!
Don’t forget: while we are doing this construction Mexicali Blues Newcastle is still open in Damariscotta at 372 Main Street! To find our temporary location, simply take a right onto Business Route 1, head through downtown Damariscotta and out the other side, up the hill after the Co-op and we are on the left at the top of the hill. You can always call the store at 207-563-3860 if you want more detailed directions or can’t find us.