Scott McIntyre, owner of The Old Goat restaurant in Richmond, recently bought the former location of the Town Landing cafe in Bowdoinham. McIntyre is exploring renovation possibilities, but says he was attracted to the location at 12 Main St. (Chris Quattrucci/The Times Record)

BOWDOINHAM — A new business could soon be brewing at the center of town in Bowdoinham.

The town has been without a business at 12 Main St. since the Town Landing restaurant abruptly closed in early September. The void could soon be filled as Scott McIntryre, owner of the The Old Goat pub in Richmond, who recently purchased the building.

McIntyre said he liked the location and the building. He doesn’t have exact plans for the building yet, but is working with contractors to plan renovations for the building.

McIntyre expects to have a clearer vision in a few weeks about what will become of the space. After the Town Landing announced its closing, there was an outpouring of support on the cafe’s Facebook page.

While plans for its future are unclear, there’s a lot of history at the brown building on the corner of Main and River Road. Historical society member Betsy Steen called the location a “fixture” in the town, noting a 100-year history that has seen a transformation from post office to grocery store and later restaurant.

Previous owner Lynn Spiro, who still owned the building once new owners started operating the business, donated several artifacts to the historical society. The location’s history will be preserved through various photos and clippings going to the historical society.

Steen said that includes photos of Dot Dickinson who ran the store until 1976, as well as the re-build in 2012 when a vehicle crashed into the restaurant. In Bowdoinham fashion, the community offered help where it could during the repair.

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