A bit of history...
In May 1994 Stars opened its doors in downtown Damariscotta located on 7 Theater street. The business quickly developed a good reputation, and became a welcomed addition to the town. After several years, the store began to burst at the seams. With a wonderful selection and loyal customers, it became clear that Stars was in need of a larger permanent home. To continue serving the growing town, in June of 2004, the current building was purchased, and extensive renovations began. The business was moved to where it is presently located at 65 Main Street. People consistently come from near and far to see the beautiful, warm and welcoming atmosphere, as well as a vast selection of jewelry and gifts.
What People Say About Stars;
"Your selection has something for everybody. I can always find what I need for any occasion."
- Ann M
"The personal service you give is remarkable, and you’re always friendly."
- Margaret S
"Thank you for the work you did on my Mother’s ring. She was so glad to get it back in such beautiful condition."
- Claire R
"Everything you have is so pretty and wearable. Wish I could have your store in my home!"
- Vivian K
"It wouldn’t be Christmas without a green box from Stars !"
- Every third customer in the month of December.
About the owners
John and Frieda Hanlon
On a fateful September night in 1990, Frieda walked into a pub on her first trip to London, and spied Irish-born John sitting alone in a corner. Their eyes met and after spending 2 hours telling each other their life stories, they knew they had to spend the rest of their lives with each other.
So that they could be together, Frieda lived in London for the better part of 3 years and worked the centuries’ old markets of Portobello Road and Covent Garden buying & selling jewelry which had already been her field for 10 years.
In 1992 they came to the States, back to where Frieda had lived in Maine, and in June of 1993 opened Stars in downtown Damariscotta. They quickly developed a good reputation, and knew in their hearts that Damariscotta was going to be a wonderful place to do business. The response was good, and the people friendly.
In December of 1997, John became a naturalized American citizen, of which he is very proud.
In June of 2004 they moved their business to where it is presently at 65 Main Street after purchasing the building and having it extensively renovated.
People consistently come from near and far to see the beautiful job John & Frieda have done to create such a warm and welcoming atmosphere for their customer-friendly business.
We would be pleased if you become a part of our life story by being a customer of Stars.