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A gust of change blows through Kennebunkport

A development team has been buying and buffing hotels and restaurants, adding ‘oomph,’ new options, but also concerns.

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine — It is a rainy Friday morning in late June, hardly tourist weather, but Dock Square is jammed with bumper-to-bumper traffic.

Undeterred, people pour into the retail district’s shops, which feature products such as lobster-designed handbags, locally made pottery, T-shirts, and kitschy knickknacks. Others stand patiently in line at the Clam Shack to buy one of the restaurant’s signature lobster rolls.

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