Olive Garden confirms Auburn restaurant on track

Olive Backyard plans to open its Auburn restaurant in 2023. Christopher Wheelock/Sunshine Journal

Inspite of fears from some in the group that Olive Garden was no longer coming to Auburn, there is superior news to report: absolutely nothing has modified. Meagan Bernstein, a spokeswoman for Darden Dining places, the father or mother corporation of Olive Back garden, confirmed on Monday they are “on track” and they still plan on opening a new restaurant at the Auburn site at 649 Turner St., the web-site of the now razed Ruby Tuesday.

Demolition is accomplished and the up coming stage is the style and design and construction of the 6,600-square-foot cafe. Bernstein reported that mainly because the task is nevertheless in its early stages, they really do not have far more specific particulars to share.

“We really like to listen to the enjoyment for Olive Garden coming to town and glance forward to open up our doors in Auburn. We are hoping to start out construction in just the following number of months with the target of opening in early 2023,” Bernstein included.

The new Cheesy Skillet cafe at the Auburn-Lewiston Airport in Auburn will open up shortly. Submitted photo


The Cheesy Skillet options to open up this week at its first place at the Auburn-Lewiston Municipal Airport in Auburn. Proprietor Dan Caron explained he has been waiting for a final well being inspection right before they can open. When that approval comes, the all-matters-cheese cafe will be open up Tuesday by means of Saturday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., with programs to develop the several hours.


The very well-identified previous chef at The Environmentally friendly Ladle in Lewiston is launching the initially of what the loved ones ideas to increase into a chain of Cheesy Skillet dining establishments in central Maine.

“Our menu is all about cheese, from appetizers to desserts. We carry about 10 sorts of cheeses from American Cooper to Muenster cheese,” Caron reported in anticipation of the opening. Caron said he and his relatives have been organizing the cafe for just about a ten years.

AUBURN CLOSING IN ON Report Year FOR Business Developing PERMITS

The metropolis of Auburn is getting a banner year when it arrives to investment in the neighborhood group by the company local community. The Arranging Board’s every month summary of commercial making permits that have been approved pushed previous the $17 million mark for March, with the premier undertaking at Proctor and Gamble’s Tambrands creation facility on Lodge Road. An 85,000-square-foot expansion to a warehouse at the facility has been approved, at an believed construction cost of just around $16 million.

Eric Cousens, the city’s director of preparing and allowing, claimed an additional $16 million is in assessment. Cousens’ business office expects a number of other higher-dollar projects to to be submitted just before the fiscal calendar year ends June 30, which he explained will pretty much absolutely exceed the city’s earlier yearly report of $59 million in permits.


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