After two convenience stores on Route 2 between Bethel and Rumford closed, Bruce Powell decided to open Stony Brook Variety which offers groceries, newspapers, coffee, sandwiches and more to Newry and Hanover residents and visitors traveling through on Route 2. In particular, it is a gathering place for neighbors and friends to socialize and find out about the latest happenings in the area. 

Milk, eggs, cheese, bread, an excellent selection of domestic and imported beers and wine are available along with prepared foods, including hot and cold sandwiches, soups, pizza, whole or by the slice, hot dogs, coffee, homemade donuts, muffins, breakfast sandwiches and more. Stony Brook Variety sells tobacco products, area newspapers, pet food, LP gas, ice and firewood there, too. 

Stony Brook Variety is housed in the former Ezra Chapman House that was built in 1860. The Powells turned the building into a store with limited supplies that was only open during the summer months and primarily served campers at Stony Brook Campground for many years. As Stony Brook Variety the space has been reconfigured to create a dining area that seats up to 10 customers. 

Bruce Powell and his wife, Shirley, have owned and operated Stony Brook Campground for almost thirty years. Bruce is a former selectperson in Hanover and retired seven years from SAD 44 as its business manager. Shirley is the CEO of Indian Stream Health Center in Colebrook, NH.

Monday – Sunday      6:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

3036 Main Street/Route 2
Hanover, ME 04237

Store Manager:   Gary Fleming
Store Clerk:        Pete Morin
Store Owners:    Bruce and Shirley Powell