The air smelled of fresh
paint, not beer and food, March 18 inside Byrnes Irish Pub, Maine Today reports.
Good reason. The business had hustled to have a grand opening March 17, just in
time to be mobbed on St. Patrick’s Day. Maine Street Station is a
new mixed-use development in Brunswick that will include retail space, offices,
a train station and perhaps a Concord bus operation. Patrick Byrnes is hopeful
that the turnout is a sign of things to come. His family chose to expand here,
from Bath, to take advantage of the planned arrival of Amtrak’s Downeaster
train service in 2012.