Established and new Old Port business owners describe how they survive in Portla
Established and new Old Port business owners describe how they survive in Portland's epicenter. Annie Loomis focuses on customer service in her second Making Faces skin-care store; Joe Redman of Joseph's started selling men's clothing in 1974 and draws repeat customers; Gina Rourke creates a "fun, safe, informative space"at Nomia, an erotic boutique; Ann Fernald extends the small-town feel of the Old Port to the customers of Forget-Me-Not; Cary Cox offers good customer service at his new The Corner General Store; Charlie McGee and Richard Herrera, who opened the Old Port Tavern in 1972, say the rewards of their business aren't what they used to be; Books Etc. competes with the Borders chain by drawing loyal customers; The Movies, bought by Steve and Judith Halpert in 1980, has low prices and high quality; Zrinka Orr's newest store carries clothes she designs with the help of customer input; and Susan Bergier's Amaryllis clothing store, opened in 1979, stays successful through diversified offerings and hard work.
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Gotthelf, Liz, "Established and new Old Port business owners describe how they survive in Portla" (2005). Maine News Index – Portland Monthly. 781.