FREEPORT (WGME) — After more than a year, L.L. Bean’s flagship store in Freeport is open again.
The locks came off at 10 a.m. Monday. They were installed in March of last year when the COVID-19 pandemic hit Maine.
“There are a handful of times we have closed for specific reasons but very limited time frames,” said Roger Diffin, general manager of the Freeport store.
“It’s major symbolism here for us to get back to some normalcy for us, when customers come at 2 a.m. to grab their fishing licenses or some lures or check out the camping department. We’re ready for them,” he said.
The company also announced it will open seven new locations across the United States and Canada.