From beauty to . . . well, we’ll have to see.

The former C&C Beauty, the brown building with the long awning and bank of barber chairs in the window at 48 Sabattus St. in Lewiston, sold on June 25 to Jasim LLC by DA Enterprises LLC for $131,000, according to the Boulos Co.

Kevin Fletcher of Malone Commercial Brokers brokered the deal.

Fletcher said the new owner of the 9,090-square-foot space is looking to have a retail market on the first floor.

Soon, but not sooooon

After a year in the works, the New Lewiston Mandarin Buffet is flashing an “opening soon” sign.

The restaurant on Sabattus Street came down last summer with the owner saying the original building was just too old and that the new-and-improved restaurant would offer sushi and hibachi along with its old favorites. 

It hasn’t yet applied for a new business license, according to the Lewiston city clerk’s office, so no word yet on that opening date.

Hot diggity

Fuel made Open Table’s list of the top 10 French restaurants in New England (diners’ choice) this week at none other than No. 1.

Have a sip of champagne to celebrate . . . just as soon as it’s reopened after renovations, July 28.

Also rolling in at No. 65 on MSN’s list of “America’s 75 Best Hot Dogs” last month?

Lewiston’s own Simones’ Hot Dog Stand.

It garnered a shoutout for its unusual optional garnish (celery salt) and its slew of political visitors.

Hospital sightings, take three

Remember earlier this spring, when both hospitals bought property near the Auburn Mall but neither wanted to talk about it yet?

St. Mary’s opened its new urgent care walk-in clinic at 791 Turner St., next to Aspen Dental, on June 23, replacing its walk-in clinic in the Auburn Wal-Mart.

According to a spokeswoman, the new location has expanded space, hours and services. It’s open every day — except Christmas — from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. (last patients accepted at 8:30 p.m.).

“We treat more ailments plus we offer lab and X-ray at this location,” said Jennifer Radel.

Central Maine Medical Center initially said it had no immediate plans for the former Book Burrow space at 593 Center St. in front of Kmart, and on Thursday a spokesman said they weren’t ready to announce plans.

However . . . a new temporary blue sign has gone up outside the building advertising CMMC urgent care.

Here’s to thinking it’ll house a clinic for people who walk in needing care. Urgently.

Quick hits about business comings, goings and happenings. Have a Buzz-able tip? Contact staff writer Kathryn Skelton at 689-2844 or [email protected]

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