This bar got famous not serving alcohol
Text by Katia Hetter, CNN; Video by Channon Hodge and Josh Sarlo, CNN • Updated 22nd January 2018, http://www.cnn.com/travel/arti...use-maine/index.html
Portland, Maine (CNN) — It all came to Johanna Corman after four nights of tossing and turning.
Her husband of nearly 17 years, Steve, had just been laid off from his teaching job of 19 years right during April school break in 2013, and they had two children in high school.
After 19 years of teaching, he asked her what he should do next.
Johanna had been a teacher, but she was also an adventurous spirit, willing to jump at opportunities to run the family apple farm and move to Maine's Cliff Island a couple months after seeing a "for sale" sign at the island's only store and café.
Johanna woke up on that fifth morning and realized the answer to their problems.
"I had this whole vision," she said. "A bar with bartenders, and they're mixing and muddling and shaking. But there's no alcohol. It's seltzer-based, but they're using really good, healthy ingredients.
"I love old fashioned ingredients, like bitters and tonics and shrubs and syrups. I just could see the whole thing in my brain."