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Lewiston Celebrates Opening of Obscura Cafè & Drinkery

LEWISTON, ME (July 27, 2022) — A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held for the opening of Obscura Cafè & Drinkery in Lewiston at 10:30 AM on Thursday, August 4, 2022. Lewiston Mayor Carl Sheline will be joined by John Rice, Director of Operations at Schooner Estate Senior Living Center and Board Chair of the Board for LA Metro Chamber, Senator Susan Collin’s Office Representative Carlene Trembly, Congressman Jared Golden’s Office District Representative Katherine Drummond, and members of the public.  

Obscura Cafè & Drinkery is a 1920’s reminiscent eatery, drinkery, and entertainment venue that aims to bring an all inclusive experience to Downtown Lewiston’s Arts District. Serving an American style menu of paninis, salads, flatbreads, specialty waffles and charcuterie, Obscura provides a creative menu that is also accessible for guests with gluten sensitivity and vegan diets. Our bar features a large selection of craft beers, canned cocktails, and wine. The space boasts a large projection theater screen above the bar that shows silent films and speakeasy style lounge downstairs for performances and events that will be opening soon. You can learn more at

“We’ve always had the vision to give the iconic Lamey-Wellehan building a second life while preserving the history of the space and of the Wellehan family legacy. With the full support and belief of Jim Wellehan, we made that happen”, says co-owner and Lewiston native, Corey DuFour. 

 “As a company that is owned and operated by several artists, we wanted to create a space that creatives could gather and be represented. From fine artists, to musicians, artisans and other performers of the arts, we will have opportunities to hold events and displays that will showcase the talents of our local art community’, says co-owner and local artist, Angie Lafrance.

 Ms. Angie Lafrance, will be speaking on behalf of Obscura Cafè & Drinkery at the ribbon cutting ceremony on August 4th. Obscura will then be open for patronage following the ceremony.

 What: Ribbon Cutting for Obscura Cafè & Drinkery

When: Thursday, August 4, 2022 at 10:30 AM

Were: 108 Lisbon Street, Lewiston, ME

Who: Obscura Cafè & Drinkery, City of Lewiston, LA Metro Chamber

Why: To celebrate the opening of Obscura Cafè & Drinkery, a new eatery in Downtown Lewiston that pays tribute to the past, present, and future in the iconic and historical Lamey-Wellehan building.

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