Portland chef David Turin to open restaurant in former Bintliff’s

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 10:45am

The Route 1, Edgecomb restaurant formerly known as Bintliff’s will open in mid-May under the direction of renowned Portland chef David Turin, according to information Planning Board Chair Barry Hathorne provided.   

The information was discussed at the board’s Dec. 5 meeting. Hathorne said Turin asked if a deck could be added to the building on the waterside. “That can’t happen, because it’s already a non-conforming use,” Hathorne told the Boothbay Register.

Hathorne said the board was told the restaurant will serve guests year-round. Work inside the building is planned to begin in January. Turin is both chef and owner of three Portland-area restaurants, David’s, David’s Opus Ten and David’s 388.

In other business before the board, Bucky and Pauline Holloway of Southport sought information about placing a house on the lot adjacent to Peapod Jewelry. Bucky Holloway explained in an interview, the couple plans to buy a 2.5-acre portion of the land adjacent to Peapod. The parcel currently has the Abenaki Trading Company on part of the lot. Holloway said he would like the business to remain there as long as it can and that the Holloway home wouldn’t be built for a year or two.

The Holloways wanted to verify their ability to place a house on the parcel since the property is in three zones: gateway, shoreland and commercial. The board told the Holloways they could build a house on the property and have an in-home business.

The Holloways moved quickly and inquired about buying the property “about two weeks ago,” Bucky said. He was pleased with the board’s response that a house could be built on the property. “This was the most friendly and laid back planning board meeting I’ve ever attended,” he said.