Andy's Handy Store has been a landmark in the town of Yarmouth, Maine since 1935.
It is our hope that we can return the once beloved Main St. institution back to a spot that truly provides the community with genuine service, convenience, everyday provisions, and quality food and drink.
During the crippling global pandemic, the hospitality industry was decimated and so many small business owners were forced to shutter their life's work. Our catering company, Dandelion Catering, saw all of our weddings cancel, and our restaurant, The Garrison, saw it's dining room close.
It was during this time, simply out of survival, we launched an online market, Dandelion Market, and an indulgent burger and fry take-out operation, ThoroughFare.
As we navigated the required innovations to keep our catering company and restaurant alive, we realized there was an opportunity to take both new entities, born out of necessity, and create a new plan for them.
Our online market will grow into a neighborhood corner store, and ThoroughFare will serve it's burgers, fries, milkshakes, and ice cream from the take-out windows.
We love this community and are excited to contribute as much as we can to it.