Maine entrepreneur Linda Bean has bought the former Bath & Body Works building, across from L.L. Bean’s flagship store in Freeport, with plans to open a year-round destination restaurant that features local foods.

The project will mark an expansion of Linda Bean’s Perfect Maine franchise, which includes cafes in Camden, Port Clyde village in St. George, Portland and Delray Beach, Fla., lobster wharves in midcoast Maine, and a processing plant in Rockland.

The 7,600-square-foot brick building is on the corner of Main and Bow streets. It was listed for $3.6 million, according to Greg Boulos, a partner at CBRE/The Boulos Co., though the sale price wasn’t released Monday.

The property was sold by George Denney, founder of Cole Haan footwear. It includes a 25-car parking lot on Depot Street.