Sunday River Brewing Co. on Route 2 in Bethel opened under new management on June 9, soon to be followed by a new owner, Bar Harbor restaurateur Michael Boland. Andree Kehn/Sun Journal file photo Buy this Photo

Sunday River Brewing Co. in Bethel reopened June 9 as tentatively planned.

A week earlier, incoming owner Michael Boland had been waiting for final state licenses and hoping to hit that target date.

“Opening night and the first weekend back was fantastic and very well received,” Boland said. “Customers are thanking the staff.”

The restaurant is open now for lunch and dinner every day but Tuesdays.

“We’d be open seven days (a) week if we had enough labor,” he said.

Boland is buying the restaurant from brothers Rick and Ron Savage who made frequent headlines last year for protesting pandemic restrictions, ultimately having their liquor and restaurant licenses tied up in court.

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