BAR HARBOR — On March 18 Governor Janet Mills first issued an executive order mandating all restaurants, bars and non-essential businesses statewide close to the public. The order was extended on March 31 pushing the closed date until April 30 and further restricting the guidelines for those that remain open.
While eateries are allowed to sell their food directly to consumers through take-out and delivery options, some have gotten creative, temporarily changing their business model to continue operations.
In Bar Harbor, the Royal Indian restaurant is not only offering free island-wide delivery of its cuisine but is also offering same-day grocery delivery “for elderly and people quarantining themselves.”
The business, which is less than a year old, is “constantly looking for ways to survive and contribute in this current situation, said owner Diwas Thapa. “I don’t think any businesses right now are open for profit.”
At least a dozen grocery and supply stores, a handful of retail establishments and 13 restaurants island-wide are still offering some level of service (as of press time) as they work to keep employees on the payroll while also meeting community needs.
Some stores like Paradis True Value in Bar Harbor remain open to the public, maintaining a limit to the amount of people that can be in the store at any one time, while others are trending toward curbside pickup as the best way to accommodate the needs of community members.
“The best way that we can all support our neighbors who own businesses in our community is by being safe and following the guidelines set forth by the state and federal government,” said Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Alf Anderson, who said there are ways the community can continue to support its local businesses. “Within those guidelines, I suggest ordering takeout or delivery from those restaurants who are open. Go online and purchase gift cards for future use at your favorite shops or even do some early Christmas shopping now by stocking up on gift cards for your family.
The Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce has partnered with chambers from across the state to participate in an initiative called Pay it Forward Maine which asks residents to find ways to continue to support local businesses, even if they are closed.
Editor’s note: This list will be updated regularly and is subject to change. For the latest information go to visitbarharbor.com. If you have an open business that is not included but should be, or if you have closed or changed hours since press time, contact [email protected]
Groceries and supplies
101 Cottage St., Bar Harbor
Call ahead or order via email at aandbnaturals.com. Curbside pickup only. Monday–Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Bar Harbor Food Pantry
36 Mount Desert St., Bar Harbor
Call to schedule pickup; open Tuesday–Friday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Burke’s Hollow Florist
11 Seal Cove Rd., Southwest Harbor
Curbside pickup and delivery.
Carroll Drug Store
3 Village Green Way, Southwest Harbor
Curbside pickup or island-wide delivery.
162 Otter Creek Dr, Bar Harbor, ME
Order your fresh flower arrangements by phone, no-contact delivery service only.
FIORE Artisan Olive Oils & Vinegars
8 Rodick Place, Bar Harbor
Free shipping on phone orders. Curbside pickup available.
F T Brown Merchantile & Marine CHandlery
106 Main St., Northeast Harbor
Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Call for curbside pickup or island-wide delivery.
86 Cottage Street, Bar Harbor
Open daily at 7 a.m.
227A Main Street, Bar Harbor
Open Tuesday – Saturday, 11 am to 7 pm, curbside pickup.
McEachern & Hutchins
345 Main St, Southwest Harbor
Check Facebook for hours, call for curbside delivery/outside pickup.
Paradis True Value Hardware
31 Holland Ave., Bar Harbor
Open Weekdays 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Curbside pickup also available.
Pine Tree Market
121 Main St, Northeast Harbor
Open daily 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and will take phone orders.
Southwest Food Mart Grocery
101 Main St, Southwest Harbor
Open daily, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Offering delivery to at-risk individuals Tuesday and Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
SR Tracy Paint Shop
8 Summit Rd., Northeast Harbor
Open Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. for curbside pickup and phone orders.
Atlantic Brewing Midtown
52 Cottage St., Bar Harbor
Open Tuesday through Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Takeout food and beer.
1319 State Highway 102, Bar Harbor
By appointment Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. Mornings on Tuesday and Thursday.
8 Cottage St, Bar Harbor
Open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Takeout, curbside pickup and delivery.
Leary’s Landing Irish Pub
156 Main St., Bar Harbor
Open Monday – Saturday for takeout, 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Next Level Sports Lounge
386 Main St., Southwest Harbor
Takeout and delivery daily for lunch and dinner.
McKay’s Public House
231 Main Street, Bar Harbor
Takeout Monday through Saturday, 4–7:30 p.m.
Peter Trout’s Tavern and Inn
48 Shore Rd, Manset
Order and pay online at petertrouts.com. No contact pickup, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Red Sky Restaurant
14 Clark Point Rd, Southwest Harbor
Offering a school lunch program, call for details. Curbside pickup and delivery.
33 Kennebec Place, Bar Harbor
Takeout Friday through Sunday, 4–8 p.m. No movie screenings.
39 Rodick Street, Bar Harbor
Open daily for lunch and dinner. Takeout and “No Contact” delivery available.
Side Street Cafe
49 Rodick Street, Bar Harbor
Open daily for takeout, 11:30 am to 2 p.m., and 4–7 p.m.
4 Clark Point Rd, Southwest Harbor
Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Online ordering available.
Tailgate Sports and Pizza
131 Cottage St, Bar Harbor
Open daily, 4–9 p.m. for pickup and delivery.
Town Hill Market
Monday – Friday 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Aylen & Son Jewelers
332 Main St, Southwest Harbor
Order online with free shipping and curbside pickup.
Bar Harbor Book Shop
1 Dewey St., Bar Harbor
Online only. Delivery by mail or curbside pickup. All items 25 percent off through April 16, use code HUNKERDOWN at checkout.
150 Main St., Bar Harbor
Store closed until April 8. Limited online ordering or email [email protected] for special accommodations.
The Christmas Spirit Shop
Online only. All items are 50 percent off.
Fair Trade Winds
119 Main St., Bar Harbor
Online, shipping orders daily.
The Kimball Shop
133 Main St., Northeast Harbor
Curbside pickup or free on– island delivery, Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
104 Main St, Northeast Harbor
Online orders ship every day or call to place a curbside delivery order.
Willis Rock Shop
69 Main Street, Bar Harbor
Open by appointment. Email [email protected] to arrange a visit.
This story has been updated.