Is Seed opening a restaurant in Portland where 555 was?

I was excited to see something happening in the space that used to be the incredibly popular 555 restaurant bar.

555 (the best lobster risotto I have ever eaten) closed when the pandemic took hold. It was shocking and sad and sadly just one of many wonderful places that have closed permanently due to Covid. 555 was the Congress Street address in Portland. I’m sorry if you’ve never had the opportunity to eat there. It was one of my favorite places.

A few years after 555 opened, the Point 5 lounge opened next door. It was basically a bar for the restaurant. It was a wonderful place to relax and wait for your reservation or just drop by if you weren’t lucky enough to get a reservation.

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So it doesn’t take exactly the space of 555, but close enough.

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Seed is at 553 Congress Street. But what is Seed? A friend of mine was discussing with me which restaurant this could be. I imagined a vegetarian place where all the food served started as a seed! My friend said it would be a place that served bowls of birdseed and we laughed that the twist would be the waiter regurgitating it into your mouth.

Yes. My friend is weird.

But by digging around a bit, we discovered that the logo of Plant only matched one place online. And it was from a (drum roll please)

Facebook SeedYourHead

Facebook SeedYourHead

Seriously? They won’t have lobster risotto! There are plenty of recreational cannabis spots in Maine now, but none in downtown Portland. I can’t say when it will open, but it could be soon. So if you like pot and wanted something in downtown Portland, you’re in luck!

45 of the funniest weed strain names on the Maine market right now

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