Some businesses had to close their doors in the middle of Maine Restaurant Week— a time designed to help restaurants during their slowest season.
PORTLAND, Maine — Small businesses and local restaurants were forced to make some tough calls with the expected snowstorm over the weekend.
With nearly a foot of snow, it hurt local businesses, some of which were on the list for Maine Restaurant Week, like Boone’s Fish House in downtown Portland.
General Manager Jonathon Gale said they originally thought the weekend and Saturday of Maine Restaurant Week would be their busiest time this winter.
Business owners across the state participating in the food-filled week say this is a week they look forward to since the first three months of the year are their slowest.
Winter is a time when many local restaurants need an extra boost before the tourism season starts, and they need the business this weekend usually brings in.
“March is a really rough …