Two of Maine's best kept secrets: The Other Place in Belmont and Ole Time Woodsman Fly Dope.
Griffin's Other Place or if you are local, just The Other Place, is located on Route 3 in Belmont, Maine. If you are coming from Augusta towards the coast, it is just five miles from Belfast. Back in the day, Perry's Nut House was the place to visit for just about everything under the sun. Now, it is The Other Place.
I just bought a new pair of Carolina Steel Toe work boots for under a $100! My wife got a new pair of reading glasses, some Gorilla Glue, knobs for redoing our kitchen cabinets, and a Table Talk fruit pie for 50 cents.
Griff's new slogan should be: "If I don't have it, you don't need it!" Whatever bargain you may be looking for, this place is worth your trip.
As uncrowded as The Other Place may be as compared to the commercial visitor spots in Maine, it is not without its share of blood thirsty mosquitoes and black flies in season. However, most Mainers and knowledgeable visitors have a bottle of Ole Time Woodsman Fly Dope with them. Developed in Maine in 1882 as a repellent for all biting insects, Ole Time Woodsman Fly Dope has been protecting people without fail for over 130 years! The unique formula of Ole Time Woodsman Fly Dope actually interferes with an insects receptors that detect the carbon dioxide flume that we exhale when we breathe. If they cannot find you, they cannot bite you!
And the only reason The Other Place does not carry Ole Time Woodsman Fly Dope is because we do not sell it in stores!
Enjoy The Other Place and Welcome to Maine
Just took this camping this weekend, put some on a bandana just like when I was a kid. Not a bite! Thank you!