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LL Bean joins retailers, state parks in new wave of openings

Chairs sit on tabletops at 3 Dollar Deweys, a pub that remains closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, Thursday, May 21, 2020, in Portland, Maine. Under Gov. Janet Mills's tentative plan, bars will be allowed to reopen on July 1. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
June 01, 2020 - 5:47 AM

FREEPORT, Maine - L.L. Bean reopened its shuttered 24-hour flagship store that had closed since mid-March on Monday, part of a new wave of openings of stores and 10 coastal state parks and portions of Acadia National Park.

Public gatherings that were limited to 10 or fewer people were increased to up to 50 people effective Monday as part of the Mills administration's second phase of reopening Maine’s economy.

Hotels, campgrounds and RV parks opened to out-of-state visitors, but a 14-day quarantine for people travelling to the state was still in effect.

The Maine Mall in South Portland also was reopening Monday, but most of the stores remained closed.

Maine businesses are allowed to deny service or entry to people who are not wearing cloth face coverings. There also are strict rules on how many people are allowed inside stores.

Likewise, popular coastal parks like Crescent Beach and Popham Beach were cutting parking by half to limit the number of visitors.

At Acadia National Park, the Park Loop Road opened to traffic and rangers will be at open-air tents outside of the Hulls Cove Visitor Center. Acadia’s famed carriage open for walkers on Friday.

Elsewhere, restaurants in three southern counties, York, Androscoggin and Cumberland, opened for outdoor dining.

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