A long-awaited store opening in Scarborough is nearly here.

Harbor Fish Market, the wildly popular Portland fish monger, has announced the opening date of their highly anticipated new location in Scarborough.

This will be the second location for Harbor Fish Market, which has been selling seafood on Custom Wharf in Portland since 1966.

Harbor will be sharing a building with another local store, Rosemont Market. However, the two companies won't just be sharing the building, but working collaboratively. According to Rosemont the two "are excited to finally come together under one roof to collectively contribute fresh, locally sourced, quality food to the community of Scarborough."

Making the story even more unique is the building the two are in. The location of 246 US Route One in Scarborough used to be a fire station.

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The station, which was closed due to a new station opening right down the street, is an ideal location for a market. It's on Route One, and right in the heart of Scarborough's busy Oak Hill Neighborhood.

Add on the fact that this location is prime for the hordes of vacationers that take to the summer rentals all around the Scarborough vicinity.

And of course, for the local fans of Harbor Fish Market, it makes it an easier location for many. Soon the only option won't be a trek down to Custom Wharf Pier in Portland.

Harbor Fish Market and Rosemont also join a growing community of locally-owned restaurants and stores in the Oak Hill district. This is a very welcoming trend in a suburb that continues to expand. Hopefully it's a trend that's long-lasting and contagious to other growing areas.

Of course, if Portland or Scarborough are both out for you, Harbor Fish Market has a full online store and ready to ship to you.

The Best Restaurants in Downeast Maine for Lobster

So when your hungry out-of-state relatives or friends come to our great state, where do you take them for a mouth-watering lobster dinner?

The answer to that often asked question will be top of mind for a lot of Mainers this season, as thousands of tourists, relatives, and friends drive hundreds if not thousands of miles to take in the sights and eat what our state is most famous for, lobster.

Whether it's a lobster salad, in a hot dog roll, a broiled tail, thrown into a pot of boiling sea water, or god forbid, made into a lobster poutine, people near and far crave it, and as soon as they make it into this neck of the woods it'll be what they have for dinner that night.

While each of us already have a few favorite snack bars, take-outs, and restaurants in mind, it would be wrong of this author to pass along those personal suggestions. So, we're going to rely on the reviews of TripAdvisor to point our visitors in the right directions. We've focused on the Ellsworth and Mount Desert Island area, and here is what we found as we count our way up to the #1 most recommended place for lobster Downeast.

Tour The Mid-Coast On A Real Maine Lobster Boat

If you want more details about this Belfast, Maine based excursion, click HERE