It seems like everyday we're hearing of another restaurant or shop in the Portland area that has announced plans to close. Or have just left a sign on their doors letting customers know the have gone out of business.

Most recently we have lost All Those Who Wander coffee shop after less than a year in operation. Bolster Snow, the restaurant inside The Francis hotel shut down in November. Also in Novebmer, the Commercial Street Rosemont store closed. The first place I ever tried (and fell in love with) sushi, Fuji Japanese Restaurant closed down.

More recently we learned about Federal Spice not renewing their lease and closing their doors. Grace is no longer in operation. Little Bigs just closed the other day as well as 2 of 3 Mainely Wraps locations. Coffee By Design will shut down their Washington ave location at the end of February and we can now add one more to the ever growing list.

Rosanna's Ice Cream, the only ice cream delivery service in Maine that I know of made the announcement on Facebook earlier this week that the business is taking a toll physically on the owner. Rosanna's will stay open until the end of February so those who gave or received gift cards can use them.