2012-10-12 / Business Review

Business Briefs

Frosty’s Donuts hosts grand opening

As of this weekend, Portland’s doughnut aficionados need only cross the Casco Bay Bridge for a taste of the famous Frosty’s Donut. The new South Portland location is the third Frosty’s Donut shop and opened its doors Sunday, Oct. 6.

Bob and June Frost opened the first Frosty’s Donut Shop at 54 Maine St. in Brunswick, in 1965 and continued their business for more than 45 years. Bob Frost closed the shop for a spell in 2011 after his wife died, but the Maine Street location reopened under the ownership of a new husband and wife team: Nels Omdal and Shelby St. Andre. Last weekend, a third husband and wife team joined the business with Haj and Keyla Carr partnering up with Omdal and St. Andre to open the South Portland location.

Haj Carr tasted his first Frosty’s Donut while studying at Bowdoin College, where the shop’s 4 a.m. opening time and weekdays-only schedule made it ideal for a quick pick-me-up after a long night of studying. After graduating, the Carrs settled down in Brunswick before eventually relocating to South Portland.

“We’re long-time lovers of Frosty’s Donuts and we couldn’t be more excited to finally bring them to the Portland area,” Keyla Carr said.

Frosty’s Donuts is located at 740 Broadway, Suite 500 in South Portland and can be reached at 699-4444. The company can also be found on Facebook and fans can follow it @FrostysDonuts on Twitter.

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