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December 4, 2019

In Oakland, which is working to revitalize its downtown, Candy Hollow moved out of an 800-square-foot building at 47 Main St. across the street into 2,000 square feet at 54 Main St. The building is owned by Danielle and Matt Marquis, who own the Higgins & Bolduc Agency, and Lydia Stevens owns the candy store.

The store’s expansion “occurs amidst several planning initiatives in downtown Oakland,” said Garvan Donegan, director of planning and economic development at Central Maine Growth Council, in a news release. The town’s recent comprehensive planning process has highlighted the potential for increased opportunities downtown, and the Oakland Broadband & Technology Committee is drafting recommendations to extend high-speed internet along Main Street, he said.

“The community has coalesced around a vision of enhancing its downtown and unique lakeside small-town charm while offering sophisticated business development amenities, and Candy Hollow’s expansion reflects the ongoing realization of that vision,” Donegan said.

Last modified: December 6, 2019

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