Atlantic Edge has opened its next chapter. Married couple Nick and Kristin Page and Nick’s brother Andy Page are the new owners of the longstanding Boothbay Harbor business at the town’s fish pier on Atlantic Avenue. Boothbay Harbor Region Chamber of Commerce welcomed them and a new Boothbay business Jan. 15 with ribbon cutting ceremonies. Harbor Nutrition on Route 27 in Boothbay is co-owned by Paige McLellan and Kimberly Gordon.
The Page family has a long history as lobstermen. They have sold lobsters at Atlantic Edge for decades and saw a good business opportunity to buy the business. “It was a family decision, and we always wanted to own our own dock,” Andy Page said. The business is open seven days a week, from 8 a.m to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays. The business sells lobster and other seafood wholesale to restaurants and the public.
Harbor Nutrition was inspired by a similar health food shop in Damariscotta. McLellan and Gordon traveled regularly to Coastal Nutrition before realizing a similar shop in the Boothbay region was needed. Harbor Nutrition began Jan. 11 selling energy drinks, protein shakes, hot and cold drinks, and coffees. “We are very happy with our opening. It’s been great.” Gordon said. The store is open from 6 a.m. to 3:30 p.m on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.
The Chamber is sponsoring ribbon-cutting ceremonies in an effort to promote local businesses. “We were looking for a creative way to embrace new businesses in the community and everybody thought this would be a great way,” said Chamber member Alyssa Allen. “We want to show our support for both members and nonmembers and are excited about a new energy for 2021.”