HoB News

Biddeford Restaurant Week kicked off with a very successful Community Soup-er on Sunday, March 13. Ten downtown restaurants donated delicious soup and breads/biscuits and more than 100 guests helped raise $1500 for our food pantries! We are grateful to all the restaurants, Billy Billy for creating a great atmosphere with their music, the Pepperell Mill Campus for donating the space, and to all the volunteers who made the event possible!

Make the most of Biddeford Restaurant Week by checking out the Eat Biddeford Facebook page each day for specials and promotions offered by the businesses. Then, when enjoying your meal, fill out the entry form and leave it at the restaurant. At the end of the week, HOB will collect all the entries and choose one entry to win a $100 gift certificate to the restaurant of their choice!

And, check out some great press that our downtown eateries have received!

Palace Diner: Bon Appetit names Palace one of 50 top new restaurants of the year! Here’s their feature article in Down East Magazine. And, here’s what the Portland Press Herald has to say about Greg and Chad!

Custom Deluxe: Portland Press Herald raves! Down East calls Custom Deluxe approachable and affordable.

Elements: Books Coffee Beer: MaineEater says Elements is among 20 best wake-up spots in the state. Business Insider names Elements the best coffee shop in the state!

Elements, Banded Horn, Thai Me and Los Tapatios are featured in this article in Maine Magazine!

Make up your own mind about what’s tops! All of the downtown restaurants are listed here.

Top 10 Reasons Your Donation to HOB Will Make a Difference

If these 10 reasons are important to you, please contribute to HOB’s
#BelieveInBiddeford campaign today!

1.  We bring jobs.
We attract and help retain businesses in Biddeford, and inspire entrepreneurs to start-up here. 18 of the businesses that opened in downtown Biddeford since 2012 have brought more than 100 total jobs.

2.  We draw new businesses.
We walk prospective business owners through the start-up process, and keep a database of existing properties. Great new businesses started up through the successful Main Street Challenge and Main Street Challenge Encore programs. The downtown vacancy rate has dropped 37% since 2012.

3.  We actively support existing businesses.
We host events that draw people downtown, facilitate a Main Street Makeover grant program, provide free marketing in the newsletter, and produce a free downtown map. We also host the monthly Donut Club and Entrepreneurs Group. Many downtown events encourage participants to shop locally. Continue reading…

Yes, Maine summers beg us to find beach time, vacations, and a little slower pace. But, we wanted to let you know that Heart of Biddeford has kept the wheels turning, and here are our Top 10 Summer Accomplishments:  Continue reading…

Are you enjoying the new mural at 265 Main Street, created by artist Julie Gray? She painted geometric shapes to form a backdrop for a monkey on a penny-farthing (bike). The monkey has an apple on his head. It’s a whimsical message about healthy living that adds a bit of beauty downtown.  Continue reading…

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