Forum Offered on Coffee Shop, Restaurant Ownership

UMaine’s Foster Center for Student Innovation is inviting anyone who’s ever thought about opening a restaurant or coffee shop to attend an informal discussion with three business owners who have done just that. On Wednesday, Oct. 20, from 4-5:30 p.m., Laura Albis from The Filddlehead Restaurant in Bangor, Brett Settle from Giacomos in Bangor and Leslie Harlow of The Maine Grind in Ellsworth will participate in a panel discussion at the Center to discuss challenges, rewards and process. RSVP via email at or calling (207) 581-1454. The event is free.