Ben & Jerry's gets the boot in latest L.L. Bean plan for downtown Freeport

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FREEPORT — L.L. Bean has submitted a plan to the Project Review Board to demolish the Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream shop on Main Street and creating a pedestrian plaza with brick walkways, landscaping and seating. 

The proposal includes building a new, 1,300-square-foot Ben & Jerry’s store behind Abercrombie & Fitch, the former Bartol Library building, on Nathan Nye Street.

In addition, the proposal revises some enhancements to the previously approved Puffin Park Plaza between Abercrombie & Fitch and the L.L. Bean Bike, Boat and Ski store. Revisions include changes to the paver plaza and the addition of a stone seating wall.

The Project Review Board will meet for a site walk at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 30. The board will meet at the existing grass area next to the L.L. Bean Bike, Boat and Ski store and the public is invited to attend.

The next Project Review Board meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 10, at 6 p.m. in Town Hall.

Amy Anderson can be reached at 781-3661 ext., 110 or

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The Ben & Jerry’s shop on Main Street may be demolished if the Freeport Project Review Board approves an application submitted by L.L. Bean.