National Fisherman


A building rising on Maine Wharf stands out among the surrounding low-lying, weather-beaten structures that for years have housed bait sheds, lobster dealers and other businesses that are right at home on the city’s working waterfront.
 
The new multi-story contemporary building will soon be home to a ground-floor restaurant operated by a well-known and respected Portland restaurateur. And Wednesday morning, a real estate agent led a group of business people dressed in suits and hard hats around what will become office space on the upper levels, complete with waterfront views.
 
“It’s exciting to see it come together,” said the wharf’s owner, Stephen Goodrich, a businessman who likes to redevelop unique properties. “I think what we’ve put together is appealing, but also somewhat traditional. I don’t think anyone will look back at this 20 years from now and say, ‘Why the heck did we let those guys do that?’ ”
 
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