Developers make progress on deal to bring Portland Pie pizza to Lewiston


Last month, the Lewiston City Council again extended a purchase and sale agreement with Kara Wilbur and Paul Peck, the developers bringing the old Lincoln Street firehouse back to life. The last extension went until Nov. 23. The new extension goes to Jan. 31.

A note to the council from Economic and Community Development Director Lincoln Jeffers said that the developers are finalizing a historic tax credit application and they and the future tenant need a little extra time to finalize financing.

Back in May, pizza shop Portland Pie Co. announced it would move into the space.

Jeffers said during the meeting that Wilbur and Peck recently came to terms with Portland Pie for an initial 5-year lease. They’re shooting for a mid- to late-summer opening. He also said developers would be back to the city soon, looking for $150,000 in loans and grants from city programs.

“(I’m) pretty excited about this,” Jeffers said. “It took awhile for it to come together, but it’s moving.”

This story was originally published Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, in The Buzz: 275-seat buffet coming to Lewiston Mall, Portland Pie Co….