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April 26, 2022

For the town of Machias, 19 Main Street has filled many roles over the years — as a fruit and confectionery business, a music store, a bar, a stationery and gift shop, and until recently, as a shuttered symbol of Main Street decline.


This month, the old Nash building was removed, and soon 19 Main Street will be home to something altogether new — the MaineStreet Business Building, a business incubator that could aid in creating economic growth downtown and across the county.


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19 Main Street is seen here without its top floor, step one in the demolition which last week removed the former Nash building, readying the prime Main Street location for its next act as the MaineStreet Business Building, a business incubator to aid Washington County entrepreneurs. Photo by Sarah Craighead Dedmon


SCEC continues to accept both multi-year pledges and donations to advance the center and its programs and services. Additional information, as well as the building layout and space designs, a regularly updated list of donors, and a complete list of program offerings, partners, and funders, can be viewed at



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