Staff of the Tan Turtle Tavern earlier this year. The restaurant is under new ownership. ISLANDER FILE PHOTO

Tan Turtle sold to chef

MOUNT DESERT — Steven Foss, the chef at the Tan Turtle Tavern in Northeast Harbor, is now the owner, as well.

He has taken over from Rob DeGennaro, who reopened the popular eatery in May, seven years after its original home on Main Street was destroyed by fire.

The Tan Turtle is now in leased space at the Kimball Terrace Inn.

Foss said he had thought about making some big changes in the restaurant’s extensive menu, but decided he shouldn’t “mess with success.”

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