Business plans to announce 150 new jobs for downtown Lewiston

Posted April 29, 2013, at 4:21 p.m.

LEWISTON, Maine — Local leaders are planning to announce a business expansion on Lisbon Street that will add as many as 150 jobs.

Lincoln Jeffers, director of economic and community development for Lewiston, issued a statement Monday about the news conference planned for 11:45 a.m. Thursday in the Armand A. Dufresne Jr. Plaza.

No details are being released on the name or nature of the business.

The new jobs are part of a business expansion that involves the renovation of 64 Lisbon St. — site of the former McCrory’s Department Store.

According to the statement, Mayor Robert Macdonald Androscoggin County Chamber of Commerce President Chip Morrison and Mary LaFontaine, manager of the Lewiston CareerCenter, will join the founder and CEO of the expanding business there to announce the project details and show project renderings.

In case of rain, the news conference will move to Fuel restaurant on Lisbon Street.

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