PORTLAND (AP) – The store in Kittery that bills itself as the nation’s oldest grocery run continuously by the same family plans to reopen next month after a Massachusetts investor bought the business at a U.S. Bankruptcy Court auction.

Frank Frisbee II will lease the property that includes Frisbee’s Market and Cap’n Simeon’s Galley from Al D’Amico of Saugus, Mass.

Frisbee, who is 79, told the Portland Press Herald that D’Amico expressed interest in buying the property after stopping there early this month and discovering that the seafood restaurant behind the store had been closed.

The waterfront property has been in the Frisbee family for 181 years before a fire, the death of an owner and the slumping economy forced the Chapter 7 liquidation.

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