A Jamaican food truck has opened at the future site of a Bangor market

A new convenience store and eatery located in the former Six Miles Falls store on outer Broadway in Bangor has moved one step closer to its opening, with the debut of its new Jamaican food truck.

The Scotch Bonnet Food Truck, owned by Bethany Gregory, had its first official day on Wednesday, offering up jerk chicken, oxtail, saltfish fritters and other Jamaican treats for both lunch and dinner. It will be open Wednesday and Thursday this week, with future hours posted on social media and on the truck’s website.

Gregory, who over the winter announced she would open a store and food truck at 2354 Broadway in Bangor, initially hoped to have both the food truck and The Maine Market, her store, open by July. But difficulties in finding contractors, obtaining necessary permits from the city and the unexpected need to have the property rezoned pushed the opening date for the store itself into the fall.

Thankfully, Gregory said, she was able to get the food truck up and running — despite another setback, when the custom-made meat smoker she purchased for the truck was stolen out of her driveway over the Fourth of July weekend. An Ellsworth-based barbecue caterer has let her borrow one of his smokers until she’s able to purchase a new one.

While the food truck is operational, Gregory is busy renovating the building at 2354 Broadway, which formerly housed the Six Mile Falls store, a longtime convenience store near the Bangor-Glenburn town line that closed in 2019. Gregory moved to Bangor over the winter, after years operating a lunch cafe in busy Provincetown, Massachusetts, on Cape Cod.