The Culture of Craft
Apr20

The Culture of Craft

If you’ve been to Downtown Sanford any time in the last year (and we hope you have!) you may have wondered how we ended up with two open breweries (Wop’s Hops and Sanford Brewing Company), three slated to open, and a half dozen quality craft beer venues, each with a unique concept or twist, just blocks from each other. You may also have wondered how the prominence of craft beer in the Sanford hospitality scene meshes with...

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The District in Sanford – Deliciously Tasteful
Apr05

The District in Sanford – Deliciously Tasteful

One of the wonderful things about living and working Downtown is the anticipation that builds as a new business lays its roots in our little town. Most recently, the District, a new gastropub on 2nd street, set the town abuzz as owners Brad Plummer and Anne McNamara began renovating their corner storefront, mysteriously swathing the windows in butcher paper for several months. Since I ride my bike past the space (located in the Avalon...

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The Smiling Bison: Now Open for Lunch and Brunch
Dec28

The Smiling Bison: Now Open for Lunch and Brunch

I am not going to mince words, here. We LOVE The Smiling Bison (107 S Magnolia Avenue) here at Sanford365. In fact, it’s safe to say that nearly all our Downtown locals enjoy treating themselves to a few craft cocktails and seasonal plates, the likes of which this town had never dreamt of prior to the restaurant’s opening last year. Sanford’s food scene continues to be bolstered by new chef-driven concepts, most...

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Get to Know Gallery on First
Mar15

Get to Know Gallery on First

Most visitors to Downtown Sanford find themselves admiring the incredible, innovative art work of the artists at Gallery on First…but not all of them know it! Gallery on First (or GoFi, as we all call it downtown) brings together the minds of 11 amazing artists, each of whom shares their unique perspective through their working studios, which are located in the same space as Jeanine Taylor Folk Art Gallery. That’s right, each...

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Hip and almost Historic
Mar02

Hip and almost Historic

By Sumalee Eaton This Sanford-Centric article was originally published in the August 2015 issue of The Current A few weeks ago, Jeremy and I attended the Hip and Historic lecture by Scott Sidler at the Historic Trust meeting. There was a complete downpour that night, with thunderclaps so strong they shook the floor of the Welcome Center under our feet. The drama was real, guys. The storm gave the presentation a certain gravity, if not...

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