Glidden Point Oyster Farms to grow Edgecomb business

Beer, wine and outdoor seating will start this summer
Posted:  Monday, January 7, 2019 - 10:00am

For Ryan McPherson, the third time before Edgecomb’s planning board was the charm. After a Nov. 15 meeting was cancelled due to a lack of quorum, at the Dec. 6 meeting he was asked to return with a detailed site plan. On Dec. 20, the owner of Glidden Point Oyster Farms received planning board approval for his plans at the 637 River Road property.

McPherson plans a patio for up to 35 customers to sit and shuck their own food. Beer and wine will also be offered.

McPherson bought the property three years ago. He believes that the patio will provide a better area for his customers to enjoy their oysters. The plans will require health and liquor licenses from the state.

In response to prior questions from the planning board, McPherson has emphasized there is no change planned for the use of the property. There is a restroom, and two portable restrooms will be added. “All improvements are essentially landscape improvements,” he told the board. These include adding 20 spaces and crushed stone to the parking area. The total area of the improvements will be 30,665 square feet.

“We encourage people to come by the farm in the summer,” he told the Boothbay Register in a phone interview. He said the business is year round and takes orders online and by phone. He expects the outdoor patio to be open from around Mother’s Day through Columbus Day. The board unanimously approved the application.