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Brunswick handbag maker takes storefront lease in Old Port’s Boyd block

By Laurie Schreiber

Rough & Tumble, a custom handbag maker in Brunswick that’s gained the attention of actor Allison Janney, signed a seven-year lease on 2,126 square feet of storefront space at 178 Middle St. in Portland’s Old Port neighborhood.

The lease was brokered by Pete Harrington of Malone Commercial Brokers and the store is scheduled to open this fall.

The space is on the ground floor of the Boyd Block, which East Brown Cow acquired in 2021. The Boyd Block was built in 1867.


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