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Main Street Bath loves to shine a spotlight, a double-feature of Bath businesses and non-profits.

This spotlight aims to bring attention to the wide variety of organizations in town from all areas of commerce and non-profit.  Retail, food, hospitality, charity and professional services are among those included. These interview questions and more will serve to further populate the Main Street  Bath website directory as a window to the community.

This Month’s Featured Spotlight:

Ebb & Flow Yoga

Ebb & Flow Yoga
149 Front Street
207-389-4868
www.ebbandflowyoga.com

When did you begin the enterprise?

Ebb and Flow opened in May of 2015

Why?

Original owner Sara Kendall was pursuing her dream of owning and operating a yoga studio. The new owner, Courtney MacDonald, (along with office manager Johnna Stanton) is continuing that dream to bring an open, diverse offering of yoga to all members of our city of ships.

What do you offer?

vinyasa flow (both heated and non), yin, restorative, power flow, pilates, Buti, beginner’s yoga series (twice yearly), and yoga for aging gracefully.

Why do you love Bath?

What’s not to love? Bath is a small city where people welcome you, support you, and want you to do well. The community of positive people is only made more positive and balanced with yoga!

What might surprise someone about you or your business?

  1. We truly believe that yoga is for every BODY and we want you to find a space for yoga in your life, no matter how big or small. 2) We are veteran owned and operated. 3) Johnna does yoga with the Morse athletes on a weekly basis?

What are you excited about in the coming year?

We are working with Main Street Bath on a possible Heritage Days Yoga in the Park; yoga for healthy aging with the Patten Free Library May 5, a Mother’s Day vinyasa flow, more inclusion of teens practicing yoga in and out of the studio, and more classes offered this summer!

In conjunction with a new initiative, we’re also asking:  What favorite local non-profits do you support?

Bath Food Bank! We have run several donation-based vinyasa classes to benefit this wonderful group.

The Patten Free Library! (see above event May 5)

Middle Street Inn

Middle Street Inn
888 Middle Street
207-619-4556
www.middlestreetinn.com

When did you begin the enterprise?

This is a new venture for us.  Our search began in 2015 and we purchased the property in Bath in 2016.  Soon after, we worked with our agent and hired a contractor.  We began renovations in early 2017 and opened in September.

Why?

We have been thinking of owning an inn for several years.  We knew we wanted to change our careers and we wanted to have a business that people can enjoy and leave with a great memory.

What do you offer?

Comfortable accommodations in an historic home that have been updated for today’s guest. The décor is upscale but not pretentious; The inn features a complementary blend of old and new, so all guests feel comfortable.  All our rooms have new or updated private en suite bathrooms and individual climate control.

Why do you love Bath?

We chose Bath after looking at other towns along the Maine coast.  Bath has a lot going for it and is a town that is attractive and livable.  It’s location on the coast is great.  And the people are so nice!

What might surprise someone about you or your business?

We are getting great reviews and compliments.  Many people are surprised to learn that it is our first  venture into owning an inn.  We are also getting asked if we hired an interior designer for the inn  which makes us feel great because we did the designing ourselves.

What are you excited about in the coming year?

This will be our first full summer season.  We are looking forward to meeting more people and we  would like to get more involved with the community.

In conjunction with a new initiative, we’re also asking:  What favorite local non-profits do you support?

One of our first connections is Main Street Bath and we plan to support other local non-profits both through the business and personal interests. 

Past Double Features

Over the Moon Boutique – 96 Front Street

When did you begin the enterprise? (and where if not Bath)  Over the Moon just opened in early November of this year. Sierra and I both worked in the shop that was previously in this space. Our shop is similar in its mission to fit women of all sizes and shapes in...

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House of Logan – 66 Front Street

When did you begin the enterprise? (and where if not Bath)  The House of Logan began in Boothbay Harbor in the 1930's. Since then, the Village Store, Camden and Bath locations joined the tradition of offering quality products with personalized customer service. The...

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Wayfinders

Darreby Ambler: Wayfinders  - 72 Front Street, 2nd Floor -  Website When did you begin the enterprise? (and where if not Bath) I created the Wayfinders program 10 years ago in my living room as an experiment! I had trained with Barbara Sher in a technique that gathers...

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Patten Free Library

Patten Free Library  - 33 Summer Street     Website When did you begin the enterprise? (and where if not Bath) George and John Patten founded the Patten Library Association in 1847, housing the collections in various rented rooms and at one point a donated house....

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Chocolate Church Arts Center

Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington Street  www.chocolatechurcharts.org When and Why did you begin the enterprise? The venerable old Gothic building that houses the Arts Center was saved from urban renewal destruction when artists and entrepreneurs lead by...

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Heart of Bath Health Center

Heart of Bath Health Center, 9 Centre Street. www.heartofbathhealthcenter.com When did you begin the enterprise? (and where if not Bath)  Both Matt and Julie had independent acupuncture businesses in Bath and elsewhere for a decade. In 2009 we decided to create an...

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Judson Pottery Studio

Judson Pottery Studio - 52 Front Street, 3rd Floor- Carolyn Judson, owner/artist - JudsonPottery.com When did you begin the enterprise and why? I set up my studio here in Bath in 1996. I moved here from New York City where I had a studio. Bath was a quieter, less...

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Pitter Patter

Pitter Patter - 94 Front Street - www.pitterpatterinc.com When did you begin the enterprise? In 2007 I purchased the former business Baby Magnolia and opened Pitter Patter. Why? I worked for the previous owner & when the opportunity to purchase it arose, I jumped in!...

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Markings Gallery

Markings Gallery.  50 Front. Street. website When did you begin the enterprise? (and where if not Bath) Markings was founded in 2010 in its location at 50 Front Street in Bath. Founding artists Nan Kilbourn- Tara and Judith Barker had been practicing /working artists,...

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J’adore Consignment

J'adore Consignment, Becky Welsh, owner. 190 Front Street  J'adore Facebook When did you begin the enterprise? J'adore opened in July of 2014 Why? My daughter and I have always wanted to have our own shop and one day I decided that I was just going to take the leap. I...

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Bath Natural Market

Bath Natural Market.   36 Centre Street.   website When did you begin the enterprise? (and where if not Bath) There has been a health food store at 36 Centre Street for nearly 40 years. I took it over during the summer of 2004. Why? I was looking for a business that I...

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The Coastal Journal

The Coastal Journal, 97 Commercial Street, Raye Leonard, Editor www.coastaljournal.com When did you begin the enterprise? The Coastal Journal has been around since 1966. We just celebrated our 50th anniversary last year. I have worked with or directly for the Coastal...

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Country Farm Furniture

Country Farm Furniture, 148 Front Street, Website  (Daniel Coulombe, co-owner) When did you begin the enterprise? (and where if not Bath) Catherine and I have been in the furniture industry for about 35+ years. We took over the Country Farm Furniture Store on May 1,...

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The Cosmopolitan Club

The Cosmopolitan Club, 894 Washington Street. Website When did you begin the enterprise? (and where if not Bath)  The Cosmopolitan Club of Bath formed in April 1913 when Miss Elizabeth E. Webber, along with sixteen other Bath women, created a social club for working...

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The Library Bookstore

The Library Bookstore, 194 Front Street    Website When did you begin the enterprise? (and where if not Bath) Featured business, The Library Bookstore opened in May 2007 at 194 Front St. in Bath and is open from 10 – 4pm on Mon. – Sat. The Friends of Patten Free...

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Halcyon Yarn

Halcyon Yarn, 12 School Street. www.halcyonyarn.com When did you begin the enterprise? (and where if not Bath) Halcyon Yarn started in Denver Colorado in 1971, and we moved to our current location in Bath in 1981, and we’re so glad we did. This year marks 45 years in...

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The Inn at Bath

The Inn at Bath, 969 Washington Street. Elizabeth Knowlton – Owner/Innkeeper  www.innatbath.com  When did you begin the enterprise? (and where if not Bath) The Inn at Bath was opened as a B&B in the late 80’s by Nick Bayard. I came to Bath in 2001 and started running...

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Burgess Technology Services

Burgess Technology Services, 6 Oak Grove Ave. Jeanne Stanton, Mike Dorr, Matt Rice - Owners   BTSmaine.com When did you begin the enterprise? (and where if not Bath) In 1985, Ronald Reagan was president, Huey Lewis and the News were chart-toppers, and Cheers was one...

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Wags & Whiskers

Wags & Whiskers, 180 Front Street. Regan Reed, Owner  www.bathwags.com When did you begin the enterprise?  November of 2010. Why? We were traveling either 30 minutes North or 40 minutes South to get good dog food; coincidentally, we figured others must be doing the...

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Now You’re Cooking

Now You’re Cooking, 49 Front Street. Mike Fear, Owner    www.acooksemporium.com When did you begin the enterprise? Betsy and I started Now You’re Cooking in 2000, initially taking the space that used to house Shaw’s Office Supplies. Then, over the next three years,...

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