Our store has been open for just about 3 weeks and the reaction that we are receiving from the local community, carpenters, homeowners, contractors and the press has been unbelievable. Here are some of the quotes:

  • “You just saved me a trip to Home Depot. Thank you thank you thank you.”
  • “How didn’t I know this place existed? Are you a chain?”
  • “I would have been happy for anyone to move into this abandoned building but when I found out it was you guys I was over the moon.”
  • “This place feels like a gastro-pub for wood”
  • “I love your mission”
  • “I can’t believe this. Your 2×4’s are straight.”
  • “Do you have any more beer caddies?”
  • “Your store is beautiful”

And of course I cannot leave without mentioning the famous song by the Kinks titled “Apeman” which sounds allot like CapeMan. It’s amazing how such a silly song can seem so relevant.

“I think I’m so educated and I’m so civilized
‘Cause I’m a strict vegetarian
But with the over-population and inflation and starvation
And the crazy politicians
I don’t feel safe in this world no more
I don’t want to die in a nuclear war
I want to sail away to a distant shore and make like an apeman”


Michael Friedland, Owner

Promoting Sustainability – Supporting Local Communities
287 Ocean House Road
Cape Elizabeth, Maine 04107