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Canceled high school basketball tournament means lost revenue for Maine businesses

The Maine high school basketball tournament normally marks an annual rite of renewed relationships for Suzanne Fletcher and the staff at Timber Kitchen and Bar in Bangor. The restaurant at the Residence Inn by Marriott on Bass Park Boulevard — across the street from the Cross Insurance Center — has become a familiar stop for fans each February vacation week since it opened in late 2015. The hotel’s 124 rooms typically are sold out during tourney time, and that also means big business for the restaurant. “During the tournament we have a lot of families that come and pretty much make a vacation out of it,” said Fletcher, Timber’s general manager.

 

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