By Carol McCracken (Post # 1,993)
By now, Markos Miller, an owner of the new Ten Ten Pie, had expected to be open serving patrons delicious pastries and other goodies from a take out menu with an international flare to it. But Miller and his as yet unidentified business manager have run into a bump in the road which they hope will be overcome soon. The two are still looking for funding to make this long-term goal of theirs a reality. The 171 Cumberland Avenue location is the former DiPietro’s neighborhood market.
Miller and his wife, Heather Nichols, own the building according to an email received by mhn.com. However, he can’t identify his business partner because he is still employed elsewhere. Miller describes him as a “hot-shot baker/chef” well-known to the Portland foodie scene. However, he hasn’t given notice yet and so his identity remains a mystery for now. In the meantime, Miller a community activist living on Munjoy Hill, is a former high school Spanish teacher, having just recently given his notice. “I’m moving on,” he said in an email to mhn.com. Miller is known to be interested in achieving political office as well.
Miller’s unidentified business partner will run the kitchen in the back and Markos will run the front of the business.