The seaside town of Old Orchard Beach is on a path to transform itself from an a
The seaside town of Old Orchard Beach is on a path to transform itself from an affordable, if bawdy and carnival-like destination to an upscale resort town. The $25 million Grand Victorian condo hotel is a harbinger of the transformation. The gentrification of the town worries many, including Paul Golzbein, owner of the town's famous pier. Golzbein says the town is facing change instigated mainly by town manager Jim Thomas. As camp land is bought up by developers and large hotels, long-time campers worry about the future of their Old Orchard Beach. With comments by Jason Ahearn, owner of Powder Horn and Hidden Pines campgrounds; and campers Barbra Womack and Melba LaPlante.
Old Orchard Beach, Gentrification
Giampetruzzi, Tony, "The seaside town of Old Orchard Beach is on a path to transform itself from an a" (2007). Maine News Index – Portland Phoenix. 3188.