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Downtown Bangor Businesses Hoping for a Boost From Festival Crowds 

Folk Festival vendors aren’t the only ones reaping the benefits of the huge crowds on the waterfront this weekend.Business owners all over the greater Bangor area are reporting a boost in sales.Hotel rooms are booked, and restaurants are seeing more patrons than usual.Heather Van Frankenhuysen owns Bella Luna Boutique on Main Street in Bangor.She’s hoping many of the folks spending time on the waterfront can make it to the downtown area as well…to check out some of Bangor’s specialty shops and eateries.Van Frankenhuyzen says during last year’s Folk Festival, she tripled her sales.Things haven’t been quite that good so far this year, but she’s still hoping for a solid weekend.