“Business is booming and it’s exceeding our wildest expectations…we’re thrilled and we’re busy.”
--Jeff Buckwalter, General Manager – The Holy Donut
The Holy Donut opened earlier this month at 398 U.S. Route 1 in Scarborough. General Manager Jeff Buckwalter was tasked by The Holy Donut owner and founder Leigh Kellis with finding space for a new store. Mark Malone, CCIM and Marie Gresik helped The Holy Donut in its search for the best space and location for its 3rd store.
The new Scarborough store is located at the lighted intersection of U.S. Route 1 and the Haigis Parkway and less than 5 minutes from the Maine Turnpike.
The 3,080 SF former Tim Horton’s building was a great match for the Portland-based company. Jeff indicated that this store will also serve as the main baking facility for The Holy Donut’s other Greater Portland locations.
Founder Leigh Kellis was recently awarded Maine’s Small Business Person of the Year. In an interview about the SBA award with WCSH’s Beth McEvoy, Kellis indicated that on a busy Saturday we’ve sold nearly 10,000 donuts.
Jeff, when asked about further expansion plans, said “I’m not even thinking about that right now. We’re going to digest this place and then we’ll take it from there.”
“This location we picked because of its exposure to Route 1 and its ability to challenge our staff. I can’t thank Mark and Marie enough for finding this space.” added Jeff.
Malone Commercial Brokers brokered the transaction, Mark Malone, CCIM of Malone Commercial Brokers represented The Holy Donut and Kevin Fletcher, CCIM of Malone Commercial Brokers, CCIM represented the landlord in the lease negotiations.