Keywords: coffee shop
Vacationers, "rusticators," or tourists began flooding into Maine in the last quarter of the 19th century. Many arrived by train or steamer. Eventually, automobiles expanded and changed the tourist trade, and some vacationers bought their own "cottages."
Captain George Tate, mast agent for the King of England from 1751 to the Revolutionary War, and his descendants helped shape the development of Portland (first known as Falmouth) through activities such as commerce, shipping, and real estate.
Maine residents kept pace with the dramatic shift in women’s dress that occurred during the short number of years preceding and immediately following World War I. The long restrictive skirts, stiff collars, body molding corsets and formal behavior of earlier decades quickly faded away and the new straight, dropped waist easy-to-wear clothing gave mobility and freedom of movement in tune with the young independent women of the casual, post-war jazz age generation.
Arthur Stinson started the Coffee Shop and served as chaperone. Arthur's wife Marion remembers his time there: "...he’d go over around, oh I don’t…
Pierce’s Mocha and Java. The big red coffee grinder stood near the entrance.” Dr. Jay Grindle had an office on Main Street and is credited for saving…
… place to catch up with friends and get a cup of coffee. Eureka Hall is open on Thursday nights, Friday nights, Saturday, and Sunday for breakfast.