Friday, May 24, 2013
He plans to restore the historic Freeport tavern and revamp the menu to serve local seafood.
Fire and code officials will inspect the building after the lack of working fire alarms forces evictions.
The two suspects told police they lit the third destructive blaze because they were 'sick and tired' of vacant buildings.
All the suspects charged with arson, including two 12-year-old boys, are expected in Lewiston District Court at 1 p.m.
Each man is accused of three counts of arson in the most recent blaze to rip through the city's downtown.
The funds likely will come from the governor's contingency fund, even though he said earlier this week that he would not tap that account.
The members deadlock on covering the $165,000 balance in SAD 51 for overspending they did not approve.
Lewiston will be allowed to disburse $30,000 in state funds to aid more than 200 residents displaced by fire.
Meanwhile, residents speculate on whether the frequent fires will continue, or are just coincidence.
Police add patrols and city officials secure buildings after the third blaze in eight days in a downtown area.