LINCOLN, Maine — The town’s newest restaurant will open its doors Monday after holding a soft opening Saturday, its owners said.
The Coffee Pot Cafe features an array of sandwiches and other dishes and is located at 293 West Broadway, the former home of the Pit Road Concessions Diner, which closed in April.
Shawn Phillips, manager of the Why Not Stop? convenience store and Sunoco gas station next door, said it will be good to have another restaurant in town.
“It will give people in town more options,” Phillips said. “I don’t think we have a lot of choices in town. It will definitely bring people to this end of town … it’s another option and something different.”
The restaurant’s owners, who declined to comment Friday, also own a Coffee Pot Cafe in Bangor at 652 Broadway.
“I have done, over the past two or three months, my own research in terms of talking to people whether or not they have heard of the name the coffee pot and I was surprised at the number of people who did,” Phillips said. “It is almost a brand name like a McDonald’s or Burger King.”
The restaurant is the second new business to open in Lincoln recently. Mainely Log Home Furnishings opened at 64 West Broadway last month. It specializes in Amish furniture and dry goods. A Dysart’s convenience store also opened on West Broadway early last summer.
Last year, the Coffee Pot Cafe of Bangor made news when its owners sued The Legacy Sandwich Shop of 163 State St. of Bangor over the use of the words “deluxe” and “superdeluxe” to describes its sandwiches.
Lawyers for the owners of the two rival Bangor restaurants that make sandwiches similar to the beloved Coffee Pot — a third and well-known Bangor restaurant that closed in 2009 — on Oct. 1 filed a joint stipulation of dismissal in U.S. District Court in Bangor.
The case will be dismissed by U.S. District Judge D. Brock Hornby “with prejudice,” which means it can not be resubmitted in federal court or refiled in state court.
BDN writer Judy Harrison contributed to this report.