The Dresden Take Out in Dresden, Maine, as of Saturday, added guns and ammo, along with other hunting, fishing, and camping essentials to their menu.
“We figured this is a hunting and fishing community, so we should offer that here,” said Mason Dubord, who owns the business with his wife, Kathy.
The couple, who completed extensive renovations to accommodate the changes, said they relied on their patrons for insight into what items they should offer in their store. Now, those items include handguns, shotguns, and rifles, all within a wide price range.
“We hope anyone who comes in looking for something can leave feeling good that they were able to purchase a high-quality gun within their budget,” Kathy said, while noting the one-stop shop will still require background checks for gun purchases.
The couple said the inventory will change, as the seasons do, and eventually they hope to offer live bait as well.
“We want people to be able to come in and find exactly what they need,” Kathy Dubord said. “If we don’t have it, we’ll start carrying it.”
The couple said they’ve received nothing but positive feedback since adding guns and ammo to their inventory.