Maine Regulators Close Floating Restaurant

Maine Regulators Close Floating Restaurant
Reilly Harvey, owner of Mainstay Provisions. Photo/Mainstay Provisions

An entrepreneur whose floating restaurant serves only sailors and motorists in a remote Penobscot Bay, Maine anchorage was told by the state to cease service immediately after being featured in a newspaper story, according to an article on PressHerald.com.

Reilly Harvey runs Mainstay Provisions out of an old boat she keeps on Andrews Island. Harvey said she was contacted by a state health inspector and told she must pass health inspection standards for mobile vendors — think food trucks — and get her vintage 22’ wooden launch, the Mainstay, fitted with sinks and hot and cold running water if she is going to continue to serve hot food.

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