BUCKSPORT — Businesses are booming in downtown Bucksport.
Meg Keay owner of Port O’Call said she is excited to be back after deciding to close during the pandemic.
“There is a silver lining I guess after things like COVID. They make you rethink, reevaluate, you learn a lot and you come out better in the end I think,” said Keay.
Keay said one of the most talked-about items in her store is the harris tweed fabric items imported from Scotland.
“It’s the only fabric in the world, as far as I know, that is protected by parliament, parliamentary law, people can’t believe harris tweed is still available,” said Keay.
A store across the street from Port O’Call is pet provisions owned by Travis Riley and Whitney Thurston.
“We decided to bring it to Bucksport to help people not have to travel to Belfast or Bangor to get these high-quality items for their animals and so that’s why they decided on downtown Bucksport,” said Margaret Brooks, a sales associate at Pet Provisions.
Brooks said the store has been open for one month, and she said the sales are booming. She said things like the snuffle mat are in demand.
“A snuffle mat provides enrichment and stimulation through sniffing for dogs as well as cats, you can put cat treats in here and that just helps reduce anxiety and stress,” said Brooks.
The management in both stores said thanks they are thankful for the town’s overwhelming love and support.