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Buy Local Wednesday - Featured Business "Sam's Place - Downtown Saco"
Buy Local Wednesday - Featured Business "Sam's Place - Downtown Saco"


Sam’s Place

240 Main Street - Saco, ME 04072



Sam's Place opened originally in Biddeford, in the 1920's, by Sam Ocher. When his sons chose not to keep the store, it was sold to Harold and Bella Cowen, who moved it to Saco. At that time, they started to sell California Paints & Stains and started a custom framing department. Their focus was everything to decorate your home, so they did custom window treatments, sold wallpaper and art supplies so customers could hang their own art work and treasures in their newly decorated homes. Sadly, Harold passed away, but their son, Benard came home from New York and helped Bella run the store. Bella was a wonderful resource for homeowners for close to 39 years, here in Saco. Benard was well known for his skill with color. In 2009, the Cowens decided to take a well-earned retirement. They continue to be wonderful Saco residents, with many hobbies and interests.

Our family the Garritys, purchased the business in 2009 and are enjoying mixing house paint, consulting on wallpaper, hearing the tales of the artists, selling household hardware and pull shades for windows, while consulting with customers on the perfect frame and molding for their frames. Well respected Resident Artist James Cotsis is still the Frame Department Manager.

"It is an honor and a joy to be a part of the creative team when homeowners are making a house into a family haven."

Hours of Operation

Tuesday – Friday 8:30-5:30
Saturday 9:00-4:00
Sunday/Monday Closed

Find Us Online
Facebook ----- Sam's Place
Website ----- 
Twitter ----- @SamsPlaceInSaco

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