Bethany Gregory was going to open a cafe and event center in the previous Six Mile Falls Store about 6 months ago or else… But the required infrastructure changes were more complex than expected.
So she operated the Scotch Bonnet Food Truck for the summer.
And while taking her daughter to the Bangor Mall a few months ago, she realized that the only place to find food in the mall was inside G Force. Blisters appeared above his head.
Realizing that there was no place to eat at the mall for shoppers or for those who worked there, she decided to open a place and put the wheels in motion.
And so far, things have worked faster than expected.
Today is Bethany’s final inspection, and if all goes as planned, she’ll be opening the Candor Café on Monday. Although this is an incomplete opening, food and supplies will still be on the way. Tuesday could be calmer.
First the name, Candor Cafe.
The meaning of openness is “the quality of being open and honest in expression; franchise.’
And the word honest is in the description. Honest food. This means knowing everything about what is made and sold. And know that the owner/chef is also a certified nutritionist.
Additionally, she grew up in the town of Candor in upstate New York.
Candor Café located at Center Court in Bangor Mall (where Starbucks used to be) will offer breakfasts. And flatbreads and sandwiches and salads. The anticipation is that demand will be for food from morning to early afternoon, hence the menu.
Even though she went to college in computer science, once she graduated she realized it wasn’t something she liked.
And she heard what so many of us have heard in our lives.
If you can get paid to do what you loved to do as a kid, you’ll never feel like you’re working day in and day out.
Bethany grew up cooking with her grandmother and enjoying
And although Bangor Mall has plenty of empty storefronts, there are also plenty of stores. And especially local and independent stores without a chain.
The Candor Café should be the perfect complement.