Loquat Shop Opens New Storefront in Historic Mechanic’s Hall in Portland

Kendra Hardesty  /   May 16, 2024

519 Congress Street - Mechanics Hall

Portland, Maine – May 9, 2024: The Loquat Shop, a Portland fashion brand, has relocated to the first floor of the historic Mechanics’ Hall at 519 Congress Street.

The move to this iconic location marks a significant milestone for both Loquat and the Maine Charitable Mechanic Association, the landlord of this unique property. Nate Stevens and Samantha Marinko of The Boulos Company brokered the deal on behalf of both the tenant and the landlord, facilitating a seamless transition into this historic landmark.

Ideally situated in the heart of downtown Portland’s vibrant Arts District, the 1,334± SF retail space offers excellent visibility at the corner of Congress Street and Casco Street. The space boasts high ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows.

About Loquat:
Founded on the principles of community empowerment, Loquat emerged just four short years ago from the vision of its founder. Dedicated to empowering marginalized individuals through fashion and design, Loquat has evolved from a bedroom venture into a celebrated brand with a profound mission. To learn more about Loquat, visit Loquatshop.com

About Mechanics’ Hall:
Established in 1815 by the Maine Charitable Mechanic Association, Mechanics’ Hall stands as a testament to Maine’s rich creative heritage. Originally built to support the state’s artisans and innovators, the Hall has since evolved into a cultural epicenter, hosting literary arts programs, music events, performances, and more. The restoration of this landmark building continues to honor its storied past while ensuring its place as a vital cultural resource for generations to come.

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