The news that the foodie world has been waiting for came this afternoon from Lee Farrington: Figa restaurant will be opening on October 22nd. Farrington has been entangled in a water rights dispute that has repeatedly delayed the opening of this much anticipated restaurant.
The “Big Dig” as Farrington calls it will start on September 20th on Congress Street – in front of Figa. That’s when a new water line will be installed. One car lane in front of Figa will be closed for three days while the work is done.
Farrington bought the building in 2008 and began work on it in March of 2009. In the intervening time, she has remodled her home, got a dog Pom-Poo, became engaged and is trying to start a family with her partner.
Farrington and Christy Comeau-Pierce were making plans for an upcoming benefit for the people of Haiti this afternoon at Figa. The concert is to be held on Friday, October 1, at 7 pm at the Maine Irish Heritage Center, 34 Gray Street. It’s a musical evening with soprano Christy and special musical guests. Farrington will be providing refreshments. Tickets are $30 and students’ tickets are $15. Tickets are through www.porttix.com or phone 207 842-0800.
Comeau-Pierce will be a server at Figa. The two worked together previously at Uffa!