Trading Lobster for Cheeseburgers

Another solid reporting job by Christine Parrish of The Free Press

Dollars Matter When Tourism and Industry Clash

Searsport & the Big Tank

“The tank will be a billboard for Searsport,” says Buddy Hall, owner of the popular Anglers Restaurant, above. The proposed 22.7-million-gallon propane tank will be right behind Anglers. “Welcome to the tank farm.  ”Anglers Restaurant and the Bait’s Motel employ 36 people year-round. Hall says he is one of the top-10 employers in Searsport.   Photos by C. Parrish

by Christine Parrish Feature Writer
“Let me make this clear,” said Buddy Hall, owner of Anglers Restaurant in Searsport, a favorite seafood joint known for its five-star fried clams. “This is not political for me. This is personal.”
Anglers is located north of town on Route 1 and Hall is an affable guy who will talk to anyone, anytime. Republicans for lunch? Come on in. Democrats? Developers? Sit right here. Green? We’ve got a special you might like. Hunters? How about a burger?
“I’m in the hospitality business,” said Hall. “That’s what I do. I make people welcome.”
But the 22.7-million-gallon propane tank facility that DCP Midstream/Searsport plans to build behind the restaurant is not welcome.            Read more here…

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