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PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — A 90-year-old lodge in Presque Isle that has harbored dignitaries, prom-goers and even a famous race horse will have a new mission: assistance the town revitalize its downtown.

Doing the job with Northern Maine Progress Commission, the Aroostook Partnership and Presque Isle’s financial improvement business, the nonprofit IgnitePI will function the Northeastland hotel, increase new eating solutions and open up a neighborhood coworking place, alongside with other professional amenities, to develop a business enterprise hub.