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Construction of Bar Harbor’s Newest Upscale Hotel Reaches a Milestone 

On any given day in the summer, West Street in Bar Harbor is bustling with visitors and residents alike and a new upscale hotel is expected to bring even more people to the coast.”People really want to be Downtown and on the ocean and a combination of the two makes for a great property for the people that come to visit Bar Harbor and that’s one of the things this hotel will feature,” said Director of Operations Eben Salvatore.Construction of the West Street Hotel began last year, complete with private balconies and views overlooking the harbor.”It’s going to cater to both the families and couples, it’s going to have a pool on the roof,” Salvatore said.Construction crews signed the final steel beam before raising an american flag to symbolize the growth in Bar Harbor.From there, the beam was put in place atop of what hotel officials hope will soon be the area’s newest destination.With the final beam put in place the hotel is on its way to its scheduled completion date in June of next year.”e get visitors all year but we start seeing the bulk of them after Memorial Day so it’s a good time for them to open up and welcome them to the community,” says Chris Fogg, Executive Director of the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce.He says this season has been busy.And when West Street opens next summer, they’re hoping it will have an even greater impact on tourism.”I think it’s significant when anyone is willing to invest in your community by building some infrastructure we’re excited about that and that’s a good thing we’re hoping for.