Willy Beans Bistro closes


LEWISTON — Willy Beans Bistro, a coffee and sandwich shop that opened in Bates Mill two years ago along Lincoln Street, closed its doors forever on Friday.

William Hall, one of the co-owners along with cardiologist Michael Lemieux, said they had no plans to relocate the shop.

The partners opened the cafe in 2008. It featured specially blended coffees and a full menu of breakfast and lunch items within the walls of the rehabilitated mill, complete with restored brick, warm wood furnishings, sunny windows and a rotating arts exhibit.