Bean store to close soon
By Doug Fletcher, Staff Writer
Tuesday, January 17,2006
LEWISTON - It was nice while it lasted.
The temporary L.L. Bean factory store that opened in November in the old Ames Store off East Avenue will be gone next month.
"We are closing in five more weeks," Rich Donaldson, a spokesman for the iconic outdoor outfitter, said late last week.
It isn't that the Freeport-based retailer didn't find business satisfactory. "We've been pleased with the result of our sale" at the Lewiston store, Donaldson said.
Rather, right from the beginning the outlet store was intended to be a three-month sensation.