Islesford Dock restaurant on Little Cranberry Island from longtime owners Dan and Cynthia Lief, who have retired.Mt. Desert Island restaurateur Michael Boland ’94, owner of Havana and Choco-Latte in Bar Harbor, and billionaire and part-time Northeast Harbor resident Mitchell Rales have together purchased the
In a press release, Boland said they intend to keep the restaurant largely the same as it has been since the Liefs began operating the restaurant in 1993. The menu will be decided at a later date, but Boland expects to keep many of the same items, along with a few new dishes.
“We plan to provide good jobs to local residents and purchase as much as possible from local or Maine-based vendors, which will help us achieve our goal of serving our customers great food and beverages in a unique setting,” said Boland, in the email. “Mitch and I feel strongly that maintaining and growing this historic restaurant is important for the local community. It has been a good source of income to lots of folks over the years and has been a part of so many special memories for all of us.”