Do you have a dream? Here is an excellent opportunity to own a well-established business that has been serving local summer residents since the late 1800s. A charming, specialty grocery store, located on the tip of the South Bristol peninsula, this Christmas Cove piece of history includes everything necessary to continue its tradition, yet offers infinite possibilities. Every summer, visitors, boaters and residents of Rutherford Island flock to the store for coffee, prepared foods, local vegetables, freshly baked bread and thoughtfully selected grocery staples. This beautiful seasonal business can be yours to imprint.
The current Island Grocery building was designed by the revered Midcoast firm of Stephen G. Smith Architects and modeled after the original building, remaining in the style of a traditional New England cottage. Light and airy on the inside, with custom details and a state-of-the-art commercial kitchen, the business can be easily expanded to include a small café, restaurant, or catering business; or even converted into a darling two-bedroom cottage by adding a shower to the existing half bath.
Features & Equipment
Beautiful, custom interior is highlighted by charming beadboard-paneled walls
Multiple pendant lights hang from the high ceiling creating a warm and inviting interior
Eat-in and check-out areas feature hand-milled, solid-fir counters
Marble countertop in the bakery area
Custom-built wood shelving creates attractive and practical storage options
Vaulted ceiling offers tongue-and-groove paneling and a large, eyebrow-detail window that allows abundant light
Commercial-grade kitchen, located in the back of the building, is in pristine condition
Ample storage room has two refrigerators, a freezer and universal shelving