SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - A landmark market in South Portland's Knightville neighborhood is changing hands.
Smaha's Legion Square Market has been sold to Alan Cardinal, from Scarborough.
Tom Smaha, whose father started the store more than 70 years ago, said he was looking for a buyer who would remain committed to the community.
Cardinal says he'll keep running the grocery store and butcher shop as a family-run business.
Cardinal says the store will remain more or less as is. Customers "may see some changes in color and lighting but as far as the loyal people who come here, they'll just have a different hand to shake," explains Cardinal, "I've been meeting them and they've been very welcoming. It's been wonderful."
Cardinal already has some experience in the grocery industry. He used to be an executive for Hannaford Supermarkets.