Fiddlehead Restaurant will reopen temporarily for the month of February.
In this May 28, 2020, file photo, Laura Peppard, co-owner of The Fiddlehead in Bangor, sets out plates of food for the staff to taste the new menu in anticipation of reopening. Credit: Linda Coan O'Kresik / BDN

After announcing it would close for good on Dec. 31, 2022, the Fiddlehead Restaurant in Bangor said Monday that it will reopen temporarily for the month of February as it awaits a sale to new owners.

It’s one of several businesses that have closed or changed hands downtown in the past few months.

Owners Laura Peppard and Melissa Chaiken declined to identify the new owners, and only said they would open temporarily for dinner service on Thursday. The restaurant will be open by announcement only in the coming weeks and will not be taking reservations.

The Fiddlehead Restaurant is located at 84 Hammond St. in downtown Bangor. It opened in 2010, serving a blend of modern American and pan-Asian cuisine, alongside an array of creative cocktails.

Other downtown businesses that saw changes recently included Valentine Footwear and Maine Jewelry & Art, which both closed in early January. Mark and Kim Hopper, owners of Bangor Sandwich Co., sold their business to new owners in December.

Correction: A previous version of this report misstated how long Fiddlehead would be open.

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Emily Burnham

Emily Burnham is a Maine native and proud Bangorian, covering business, the arts, restaurants and the culture and history of the Bangor region.