MADAWASKA — Bakery on Main, which will sell sweets and coffee, is open officially and is located at the former Robert’s Jewelry Building in downtown Madawaska, 317 Main St.
Gary and Lori-Ann Bouchard, residents of Fort Kent, have been busily renovating and purchasing equipment for the last year to make Lori-Ann’s dream of opening a Bakery a reality. The bakery will serve sandwiches, coffee, cookies, cupcakes, macaroons, scones and soon will be offering daily fresh breads. She has been operating a custom cake and cupcake business from her home in Fort Kent for a few years. Now she’s branching out in Madawaska. Lori-Ann realized this expansion needed to happen and has turned it into a family effort that includes her husband either taste-testing or doing carpentry work and her daughter who helps behind the counter at the bakery.
Lori-Ann recently has partnered with Alan Susee of Fort Kent and will be serving Red Devil Roast Coffee to her customers. Red Devil Coffee Company is owned and operated by Alan and is an FDA/Dept. of Agriculture registered company that roasts coffee beans to provide the freshest coffee possible to the area and beyond.
Funding for this new business start-up is partially responsible from a grant received through the Department of Economic and Community Development Office, a CDBG Micro-Enterprise and Madawaska UDAG loan administered by NMDC.
Bakery on Main is open 6 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.
According to Suzie Paradis, economic development director, “It is always a wonderful feeling to see one of the many grants I’ve received for small businesses expand or open, as this creates or offers new unique experiences to the community.”
Town Manager Gary Picard and Paradis both wish them well and much success.