NEWRY — The Rockin’ & Roastin’ Cafe and Restaurant in Les Otten’s former Phoenix Restaurant building adjacent to Sunday River Resort, has permanently closed its doors, according to spokesperson Lindsay Rotondi of Regan Communications Group.

The restaurant, associated with a coffee business owned by drummer Joey Kramer of the band Aerosmith, opened last fall.

Rotondi provided the following statement from the Rockin’ & Roastin’ management: “We have made the decision to not continue with our restaurant at Sunday River so we can better focus on our core business in the coffee industry, as well as the expansion of our Rockin’ & Roastin’ Café concepts.”

The Newry business was presented last fall as a collaboration between Kramer and Otten, and billed as a family-friendly coffeehouse, eatery and live entertainment venue.

A sign at the business indicates the building is for sale/lease.

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