When will it be open again?!

In August, the announcement was made, via the Woodman's Bar & Grill Facebook Page, that the restaurant had been sold to longtime Orono resident, and Bangor business owner, Dewey Hasbrouk. Hasbrouk is the owner of another local favorite,  Moe's Original BBQ.

Hasbrouk allayed the initial fears some folks had that a major change would be taking place, by taking to social media. He explained that he planned to keep things mostly the same, as he had been a fan, himself, of the original Woodman's.

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Since about August 10th, the restaurant has been closed, as it changed hands from the original owners, Abe and Heather Furth to Hasbrouk. While closed the restaurant also received and upgrade to its Point of Sale system.

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Susan Vineyard

While Hasbrouk originally hoped to only be closed for a week or two, it's been a little longer than that, and the wait has left patrons chomping at the bit for a chance to visit.

The delay in reopening has come by way of a learning curve associated with the new system.

Hasbrouk posted, once again via the Woodman's Facebook Page, that the wait would soon be over.

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Google Maps

"Here's another quick update on the re-opening status of Woodman's!

We're SO CLOSE - the staff has been incredible and are learning (a.k.a. "drinking from a firehose") the nuances of our new Point-of-Sale system so we're just going to continue testing it this weekend and plan to be ready to roll it out to the masses next week!!!
Thanks again for your patience & understanding! Dewey"
So there you have it, straight from the horse's mouth! Woodman's will be opening (fingers crossed) next week!

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