Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Freaky Bean Lone Blight on Lively Coffee Shop Scene

Not every coffee shop has survived the economic
downtown, though. Westbrook-based Freaky Bean, which had been on a fast growth
track after it opened in 2006, filed for bankruptcy last month and shut down the
last of its shops, which once numbered a half-dozen.
On a related note, word on the street has it that another coffee shop will attempt to reopen in Freaky Bean's old Main Street space. For what this rumor is worth, I haven't been able to nail down any details related to a timeline or ownership, but the name Chug-a-Mug (or some other spelling variation) has been floated about.

- John C.L. Morgan

Related: Freaky Bean Goes Kaput (April 8, 2009)
Related: Freaky Bean Closes Main Street (February 27, 2009)

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