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Dan & Fran Driscoll met in Kittery, Maine during WWII. Fran had architectural and bookkeeping background and Dan had experience in the grocery business. They were married in 1946 and built their first 'supermarket' on Shapleigh Road in 1948, where "Dan's Crossing" sits today. The Driscoll family lived upstairs and the original "Dan's Supermarket" occupied the downstairs. "Dan's" was the first business built on Shapleigh Road in Kittery.
As time went on "Dan's" expanded to Portsmouth, Dover, and Rochester, New Hampshire and a new location in Kittery, Maine where the Post Office is today. The original "Dan's" became, "Big Value" and then "Osco Drug". For more than 30 years this was Osco's most profitable location.
Throughout the years "Dan's" employed many area high school students eager to earn their first wages for college or a car.
Over time these stores became obsolete, making way for much larger super stores.
Now the time has come for the next generation of Driscoll's to transform the original "Dan's Supermarket" into "Dan's Crossing" in honor of their parents in the same place their parents first started out.
The Driscolls teamed up with Mike Lassel of Lassel Architects of South Berwick to transform this locating into a very desirable place to eat, live and work.
The new sidewalk system, crosswalks and landscaping installed by the town of Kittery have improved this area tremendously as well as new businesses such as Kennebunk Savings Bank and the new Ace Hardware and new drug store.
We worked with the town for over a year to come up with zoning changes that are reflective of what exists and what the new comprehensive plan would like to see in a local business area such as this. David Schmidt, the former town planner and Craig Wilson, former planning board chair spearheaded the effort to change the zoning in this area to make it a win/win situation for the town, its residents and businesses.
Kennebunk Savings Bank, a true community bank, financed Dan's Crossing.
Benchmark Construction from Westbrook, Maine built Dan's Crossing. Susan Bent from Cape Neddick, Maine did an excellent job running the job. After 18 months Dan's Crossing was complete.
We are looking for the perfect restaurant/cafe to become a focal point of "Dan's Crossing" with a nicely landscaped outdoor seating area. Many people work in this local business area with no other restaurant in site. Not to mention Kittery's residents who would love to have a new place to meet and eat.
We are also offering very visible retail space on the ground floor and ten upscale apartments on the upper levels. There is an elevator and ample parking, some units have private balconies, others have gas fireplaces, all have washer and dryer hook-ups and are fully applianced and nicely designed.
Michelle Succi-Peel moved her hair salon, "Planet Hair" from Badger's Island to Dan's Crossing in December of 2004.
Following Michelle in January, Jane Bartolomei, owner of "Bending Oak Yoga", opened her yoga studio here as well.
Then came Driscoll Realty's office. This was a long awaited move from Debbie's home office.
Shortly after that Peter Enzinger moved his office for "Seacoast Sleep Solution" to Dan's Crossing.
Ah . . . thank goodness for spring! The residents are coming, one right after another, to enjoy brand new spacious surroundings in one of Dan's Crossing's ten upscale apartments.
It's all about Quality . . . of Life and Living near the Ocean.
Come see your yourself, we'd love to show you . . .
The way life could be . . . The Way Life Should Be!!

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