Mixers Nightclub & Lounge in Sabattus, seen in November 2023, will be under the ownership of Steve St. Pierre on Monday. Owners Bob and Christina Barcelou announced the sale on the Mixers Facebook page Sunday. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

A rumor has been floating around for about a year and now the cat is out of the bag. Steve St. Pierre will become the new owner of Mixers Nightclub & Lounge, the popular Sabattus nightclub, on Monday.

The Sabattus Board of Selectmen approved his liquor and special amusement licenses at its March 19 meeting.

Owners Bob and Christina Barcelou have made no secret of their desire to sell the business and move on to other challenges and spend more time with family.

“We want to thank all the amazing staff, customers, bands, friends, and family who have supported us for the last eight years,” the couple posted on the Mixers Facebook page late Sunday. “The day has come that we pass the torch to someone new. Thursday, March 28, will be our last night open as the owners of Mixers.”

“We are excited for our new adventures, and we will miss you all,” the Barcelous wrote in their online post.

St. Pierre doesn’t plan to make any major changes, but he did not want to talk ahead of the closing Thursday night.


Tracy Jean’s Coffee Boutique at 50 Lisbon St. in Lewiston has closed and is relocating to Bath. Andree Kehn/Sun Journal

Tracy Jean’s Coffee Boutique closes in Lewiston, moves to Bath

Four months after opening Tracy Jean’s Coffee Boutique in downtown Lewiston, the owners announced they have closed the store and moving to Bath, where they have secured a new storefront.

In a March 20 posting to the store’s social media page, the owners said they are moving to Route 1. “We will be in a safer location with a parking lot and outdoor seating,” the posting reads, in part.

Owner Tracey Hanna originally planned to buy the building at 50 Lisbon St. but has changed her mind.

“We are originally from the Bath area and wanted to move back that way,” she said when asked why the Lisbon Street location didn’t work for her.

“Our new location will give us the space we need to grow, along with outdoor seating and a parking lot. We will be able to expand our menu having a larger kitchen that is set up with a vent hood system,” she added.


“I’m a people pleaser,” chef Carrie Michaud said Wednesday about the new offerings that she has been working on at Sam’s Bakery Store on Main Street in Lewiston. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

Sam’s Italian Foods bakery experiment blossoms on Main Street

Breathing new life into a shuttered store, the management team at Sam’s Italian Foods put their heads together and decided to reopen the store at 268 Main St., which closed one year ago. It was reimagined as a bakery store and opened in early February. The project appears to be catching on.

Opening just two days a week for three hours at a time starting in early February, Sam’s Bakery Store announced it will now be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

They have expanded their offerings to include special orders for Easter and have started offering catering.

Since the store reopened as a bakery “grab-and-go” concept, Director of Bakery Operations Kelley Sevigney told the Buzz there has been a lot of interest and they are reacting to customers requests, to the extent they can.

She said they’ve added pastries, cookies and muffins and will soon offer grab-and-go salads, sandwiches and pizza. Sevigney emphasized all the offerings will be pre-made and they will not be able to take orders and customize individual orders. They also plan to add other products, including pizza kits — everything for a make-at-home pizza.


Customers can order cheese and veggie platters, finger roll platters and more. Some items must be preordered, so check with Sam’s.

Sam’s has decided to do some of its catering out of the location, which has a commercial kitchen. The hope is to open part of the former dining room to accommodate small business meetings or similar gatherings.

To staff the increase in hours, Sam’s is offering extra time to current employees.

The Buzz offers quick hits about trending area business happenings. Have a Buzzable tip? Contact business writer Christopher Wheelock at 689-2817 or cwheelock@sunjournal.com

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