Olive Backyard confirms Auburn restaurant on monitor


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

Regardless of fears from some locally that Olive Backyard was not coming to Auburn, there may be excellent news to report: nothing has modified. Meagan Bernstein, a spokeswoman for Darden Eating places, the guardian firm of Olive Backyard, confirmed on Monday they’re “on monitor” and so they nonetheless plan on opening a brand new restaurant on the Auburn location at 649 Turner St., the location of the now razed Ruby Tuesday.

Demolition is accomplished and the following section is the design and development of the 6,600-square-foot restaurant. Bernstein mentioned that as a result of the mission remains to be in its early levels, they don’t have extra particular particulars to share.

“We love to listen to the thrill for Olive Backyard coming to city and stay up for open our doorways in Auburn. We hope to begin development throughout the subsequent few months with the aim of opening in early 2023,” Bernstein added.

The brand new Tacky Skillet restaurant on the Auburn-Lewiston Airport in Auburn will open quickly. Submitted photograph


The Tacky Skillet plans to open this week at its first location on the Auburn-Lewiston Municipal Airport in Auburn. Proprietor Dan Caron mentioned he has been ready for a closing well being inspection earlier than they will open. When that approval comes, the all-things-cheese restaurant will probably be open Tuesday by Saturday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., with plans to increase the hours.

The well-known former chef at The Inexperienced Ladle in Lewiston is launching the primary of what the household plans to develop into a sequence of Tacky Skillet eating places in central Maine.

“Our menu is all about cheese, from appetizers to desserts. We supply over 10 sorts of cheeses from American Cooper to Muenster cheese,” Caron mentioned in anticipation of the opening. Caron mentioned he and his household have been planning the restaurant for nearly a decade.


The town of Auburn is having a banner 12 months relating to funding in the area people by the enterprise neighborhood. The Planning Board’s month-to-month abstract of business constructing permits which were accepted pushed previous the $17 million mark for March, with the most important mission at Proctor and Gamble’s Tambrands manufacturing facility on Lodge Street. An 85,000-square-foot enlargement to a warehouse on the facility has been accepted, at an estimated development price of simply over $16 million.

Eric Cousens, town’s director of planning and allowing, mentioned a further $16 million is in evaluate. Cousens’ workplace expects a number of different high-dollar tasks to to be submitted earlier than the fiscal 12 months ends June 30, which he mentioned will virtually definitely exceed town’s earlier yearly file of $59 million in permits.

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