Tenant wanted for L.L. Bean space in Portland

Posted Sept. 06, 2010, at 10:23 p.m.

PORTLAND, Maine — The search is continuing for a new tenant to move into the space in Portland that an L.L. Bean outlet is vacating at the end of September.

L.L. Bean opened the store in 1996 to join an effort to help revitalize the Congress Street retail district.

But the company announced late last year it was closing the 20,000-square-foot store because it didn’t fit into the company’s strategic plan.

Drew Sigfridson, a broker at CBRE//The Boulos Co., tells the Portland Press Herald that he has had conversations with national and local retailers about taking over the space, but that no deal has been signed.