BAR HARBOR — A new art gallery has opened up in town, but it’s also the latest place to get a local beer and a lobster roll.
The Stadium Pub, located at 62 Main St. in the Morrison Building, is owned by father-son team Rich and Greg Duperey, originally of Massachusetts, who have worked in food service a number of years.
The Dupereys said the space is more of an art gallery than a restaurant. The space was the brainchild of the Dupereys and photographer Rob Arra, whose art can be purchased from kiosks around the restaurant.
Arra previously owned the building and used to show his art in it before leasing it out to other businesses. The Dupereys now own the building through 62 Main LLC.
The menu, inspired by sports stadium concessions, includes Coney Island and Chicago hot dogs. There also are burgers and, of course, lobster rolls.
The Dupereys will live in apartments above the pub during the summer. Rich Duperey said he was excited to operate a business in town and become closer with the community.
“The other restaurants and merchants have been so supportive,” he said. “I haven’t met a single person I haven’t liked.”
Down the street, a new interior design studio spearheaded by the Swan Agency’s Kim Swan has popped into 43 Cottage St. beside the real estate office. The business, dubbed “Juxtapose,” features wall art, furniture and other decorative pieces.
Swan described the shop as a destination “for those looking to bring the boutique hotel style into their home.”
It is part of the Swan Hospitality group that includes hospitality brokerage, management and design.
Insurance agent and financial planner Frank DeRevere moved in above Bee’s Yarns, Sweaters and Candy at 59 Cottage St.
DeRevere works under the New York Life Insurance Company. He offers planning for college funding, retirement and income strategies.
DeRevere can be reached at 479-2533.