Now might not be the most perfect time to be thinking of opening a new restaurant in Portland. BUT, with some places sadly having to vacate, it might be an opportunity to find a prime spot.

Like this one that just opened up in Portland's West End.

It's the former home of the famous Aurora Provisions, and it can all be yours for $1,495,000. It looks like a pretty sweet spot.

Benchmark

Here's a description from Benchmark Realty:

This property is poised to reclaim its position as the true center of one of Maine's most affluent communities and to provide one lucky proprietor with unlimited opportunity. Cafe / Restaurant / Bakery / Deli / Catering / Co-working / Grocery / Pharmacy / Re-development... you choose... 4,629sf, great basement for storage, updated and appropriate utilities, services, commercial exhaust, fire, life-safety and other. 1 public ada bath and 1 staff bath, 1 public and 2 delivery/staff entrances. Multiple offices. Approximately 20 parking spaces. Fully equipped and furnished and these items are included in sale or lease.

Benchmark

What would you put in this space? It looks pretty turnkey if you want to open a restaurant/cafe kind of thing.

Plus you are right in the heart of the fashionable West End of Portland. Chaval is right next door and you're right down the street from Bonobo and a host of other great restaurants.

Check out the neighborhood:

Google Maps

This property is on the market now through Benchmark Real Estate