2017-06-08 / Editorial

Summer in Saco is starting out busy

From the Mayor’s Desk

As we begin the summer season, I want to take a moment to update you on some of the positive things that are happening here in Saco. I was pleased to join several members of our community to celebrate the grand reopening of Agren Appliance on Main Street, formally known as Vic’s Appliance. The business and building were purchased early last year by the Agren family. The business is run by second generation owners and brothers Jason and Eric Agren. They just completed a major renovation of this historic building located at 237 Main St. The building, known as the Tristram Hooper House, was originally built in 1824 and over the years served as a home, a broom factory and as an appliance store since 1963.

The renovation is a sight that needs to be seen to be appreciated. The original stonework of the building has been exposed and a pulley lift system on the second level has been preserved. If you have an interest in the history of Saco then I encourage you to stop by and take a look. Also, I’m sure that the folks at Agren’s wouldn’t mind if you took a closer look at some of their products as well.

On behalf of the city of Saco, I want to thank the Agrens for being in our community and continuing the tradition of offering high-quality products and excellent service. We are pleased that the business will remain family owned and operated, and active in the community. They have already donated to several local charities and recently presented the Esther Residence on Thornton Avenue with a donation of a new refrigerator.

I would also like to mention that several other new businesses will join our downtown. Quiero Café recently opened in Pepperell Square, the Rugged Spruce Café and CIA Café that will be opening in the coming weeks on Main and Beach Streets, respectively. An eatery will soon be coming to the newly renovated Saco Mill No. 4 at the top of Saco Island and several businesses are planning to locate in our business and industrial parks; and more businesses are looking to locate in our community every day.

In closing, I want to extend a special thank you to all of the city employees who work so hard to make Saco the wonderful place it is. It is my honor and privilege to be able to serve this city as your mayor.

Roland Michaud, mayor Saco

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