The Olde Mill Tavern in Harrison Village, Maine is Up for Sale but Not Closing
The Olde Mill Tavern on Main Street in the village of Harrison has been around in one form or another for as long as I can remember. I went there as a young kid with my parents when it was called the Cracked Platter. I was young enough to be upset because they didn't have any hamburgers on the menu. I may have made a bit of a scene over that.
According to the Bangor Daily News, the building that houses the Olde Mill Tavern was built in 1923, making it almost 100 years old and has been the home of various restaurants over the past century. This business with an illustrious history is now up for sale.
The Olde Mill Tavern is owned by Chris Searles and his father Gary who bought it in 1996 and did a major renovation. The Searles family also owns Searles Excavation in Harrison and Keoka Beach Campground in Waterford. I spent nearly a decade's worth of summers at the campground and built a lifetime of memories there, especially watching my son grow up at Keoka.
Business is very good, but the Searles have put it up for sale with an intention to focus more on their other businesses and it also doesn't hurt that the real estate market is hot right now.
The good news is that Chris Searles has said they have no intention of closing and are just waiting for a buyer, one they hope will continue the legacy of this favorite of locals and tourists.
Harrison needs the Old Mill Tavern. Especially after the announced closing of the also beloved Melby's Market and Eatery in next door Waterford. Both of these locations were favorites of snowmobilers in the winter.
If you're interested in taking the reigns of the Old Mill Tavern, contact Maine Real Estate Choice for more information.
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