Three Months After Closing Popular Waterville Eatery Making A Comeback
The news came a little less than three months ago. The Last Unicorn on Silver Street was going out of business. “I was crushed,” said Fred Ouellette, who took the news harder than most. He has worked here since he was 19-years-old, when he started out as a dishwasher before working his way up to chef. “I worked here, so I was also losing my job and a great place to hang out,” Oullette said.Fred and his wife Amy Oullette did the only thing they could do to revive The Last Unicorn. They bought the restaurant. “We talked about it numerous times before, how we wanted to end up here and we wanted to buy it way before we ever knew that it was going to close,” Fred said. “Once we found out we had a chance, we jumped at it. We took it.”Also returning will be the artwork done by local artists that has historically hung on the walls, plus 15 of the employees who were here when the doors closed. “A lot of the same waitstaff, everybody’s coming back. We’re just trying to open it back up the way it was.”For now the Oulette’s are busy remodeling, but say, for the most part, the menu will be the same as people remember. Before they open the doors, though, there’s one more bit of business that needs to be done. The birth of the couple’s second child. “Well I’m due September 9th, so probably a couple days after that,” Amy said. “We’ll have a couple family days, then we’ll dive right into it.