Rockland demolition, rebuild proposal returns bakery closer to home

Wed, 03/31/2021 - 7:45pm

Story Location:
19 North Main Street
Rockland, ME
United States

    ROCKLAND — The owners of Home Kitchen Café, in Rockland, are proposing to build a two-story structure on an adjacent parcel with the intention of using the first floor as a bakery.

    Co-owner James Hatch is proposing a teardown of a house at 19 North Main Street, which abuts the rear of his current café at 650 Main Street. His establishment has been using the North Main Street building for several years as office space and as an ice cream parlor. His plan is to relocate his bakery to the parcel.

    Hutchins, owner of the former Cone Home and the current Home Kitchen Bakery at 606 Main Street, goes before the Rockland Planning Board, Tuesday, April 6, with architectural designs for a two-story commercial building. Proposed as 50-ft by 30-ft wide building with 3,000 sq. ft. in area, the lot would house residential and/or office space on the second floor. 

    Architect for the proposal is Jason Merriam.

    Cost is estimated at $350,000 with an estimated construction duration of five months. 

    Rockland Planning Board meetings are held at 5:15 p.m., in City Hall Chambers.