Yes, something is happening at the two former Tim Hortons in Auburn.

So far, it’s just a mystery what.

Morgan Acquisitions bought the two properties last week — 848 Minot Ave. for $525,000 and 458 Center St. for $460,000, according to the real estate transactions in MaineBiz. 

This week neither Morgan Acquisitions, out of Connecticut, nor broker Mark Malone, returned messages for comment.

The word from Auburn City Hall: 

“Morgan Acquisitions is looking for tenants or purchasers to reuse the sites and we have been working to help them,” said Eric Cousens, deputy director of planning and development. “I was told that they bought six Tim Hortons locations in Maine.”

So, stay tuned.

Calling entrepreneurs

“Greenlight Maine” hasn’t yet wrapped season 1 and it’s already planning season 2. The call’s gone out for a new batch of entrepreneurs to featured in the Maine-based TV competition. 

Creator and showrunner Con Fullam said they’re again looking for 26 companies to go head-to-head in series of pitch-offs leading to a $100,000 grand prize.

“We want anybody and everybody to submit,” Fullam said. “I want that guy working in the mill who’s been working on a widget in his basement for 25 years. Then I want the young entrepreneur who’s got his brilliant idea for the next ultimate web project. I want it to be as broad as possible.”

Entrepreneurs have the month of April to submit. They’ll be picked in June during Maine Startup And Create Week.

Meanwhile, season 1 will end with three finalists in a live pitch-off showdown on June 24 at Merrill Auditorium. (The episode airs the next day, June 25.)

Fullam said exposure on the series has already landed the companies in season 1 a combined $1.2 million from angel investors.

Calling adventurous sorts

Registration’s opened for YPLAA’s annual Y-Not? scavenger hunt.

The basics, from event co-chair Matt Shaw: Individuals register online. They’re arranged into teams of five to six people — ideally people who don’t know each other — and given more than 50 tasks to complete over two weeks. Tasks are centered around local government, education, business and the cities themselves. At least two people on the teams have to do each task together.

So you network. You learn. You explore.

“I always classify it as exhilarating to learn about all the things,” Shaw said. “I took it beyond the two weeks — it piques interest.”

The hunt kicks off April 26 and the winners will be named May 13 at YPLAA’s 10th anniversary dinner.

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


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