The former convenience store at 539 Washington St. N. in Auburn will become the future home of J&H Variety. Joshua Desmarais and his daughter Hannah Olcott, owners of Isaac’s Place mobile food trailer, purchased the property. Submitted photo

AUBURN — The father-daughter team that brought you Isaac’s Place mobile food trailer are taking it one step further. Joshua Desmarais and his daughter, Hannah Olcott, have purchased the property at 539 Washington St. N. in Auburn for their first brick and mortar location. Desmarais said it’s the culmination of his daughter’s hard work and dream to own her own business. Olcott will be the sole owner, he said.

They plan to turn the former convenience store into a variety store called J&H Variety. Borrowing heavily from their menu for the mobile food truck, which they sold, J&H Variety will offer hand-tossed chicken tenders, pizzas with fresh dough, made-to-order hamburger patties, fries, onion rings and wings. Breakfast sandwiches will start off the day beginning at $3.85, salads, pasta dishes, baskets and a kids menu.

J&H Variety will be open Monday through Saturday from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Desmarais said they plan to offer free delivery and endeavor to keep their prices low.

The building will undergo renovations and upgrades in the next few months with a projected opening March 1.

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