Lisa-Marie’s Made in Maine
168 – 174 Front Street
When did you begin the enterprise? (and where if not Bath)
Lisa-Marie’s Made in Maine began out of Lisa-Marie’s home in 1990 and in craft fairs throughout the state. We opened our brick and mortar storefront in 2003 on Front Street in Bath, Maine. Since then we have expanded to four storefronts (168 through 174 Front Street), opened a Portland Old Port location and have an online store.
Lisa-Marie opened the Front Street store after many years of participating in and directing local craft shows in Southern Maine. After over a decade her husband suggested opening her own store so that she could support the artisans and craftsmen of Maine year round rather than just occasional weekends throughout the year. Starting with about a dozen artisans in 2003, we now support over 400 small businesses throughout the state of Maine.
What do you offer?
Made in Maine products! Artwork, Jewelry, Photography, Pottery, Specialty Food Items, Children and Pet Items, Year-Round Christmas, and lots of Maine inspired home decor for inside and outside your home.
Why do you love Bath?
The midcoast area of Maine is so special to us. We especially love Bath because of the strong sense of community. Lisa-Marie’s husband and father-in-law both went to Morse High School and her daughter, Marie is a third generation Morse alumni. We are proud of our community and strive to give back to it. Bath built is best built!
What might surprise someone about you or your business?
That yes, we are in fact exclusively made in Maine! Despite it being part of our business name, we get many people coming in asking if the item they are purchasing was actually made in Maine. People are also pretty surprised when we tell them that we support over 400 other local businesses.
What are you excited about in the coming year?
Our MeetTheMaker events! We’ve been hosting one of our artists to come in and meet our customers during the Third Friday Art Walks in Bath and it’s wonderful to watch customers meet the person behind the item that they are buying.
In conjunction with a new initiative, we’re also asking: What favorite local non-profits do you support?
There are so many to choose from! Last Christmas we had a jar of donations for the Bath Area Food Pantry and Lisa-Marie’s matched all the donations by customers. Giving back to programs in our community that help the people that live here is important to us.