It's been almost 9 months since South Portland favorite Elsmere BBQ announced that they would be opening a 2nd location in Portland. The Deering Center neighborhood was abuzz immediately, but the long renovation process left some wondering if the project would ever come to fruition. Wonder no more.

Elsmere took to social media to announce they would open their Portland location for business officially on Tuesday, June 5th at 4pm. Elsmere plans to make the experience as similar as to what diners have experienced at their South Portland location.

Elsmere took over the building from longtime wood fired restaurant Siano's which closed last summer.