Mark Lincoln has grown up around country stores.
As a child, he worked on dairy farms and pumped gas at his grandfather's store in Holden, Maine. After graduating in 1968 from Brewer High School, Mark followed in his father's footsteps and joined the Coast Guard, while his older brother was also serving.
After meeting his wife Peggy at the Coast Guard base during the 1971 Lobster Festival, and getting married a year later, Mark stayed with the Reserves until 2001, retiring as a Senior Chief. He attempted college for awhile, but due to the anti-military atmosphere clashing with Mark's values, he decided it wasn't for him. While raising three children with Peggy, who works as a local schoolteacher, Mark worked at a local supermarket, starting as a bag boy and working his way up to store manager. In 1996, the Lincolns purchased Fuller's Trading Post in Hope.
In 2001, they also purchased Frank's Market in Warren, renaming it Lincoln's Country Store. Working 80 to 90 hours a week running two businesses became too much to handle, so Mark made the decision to sell Fuller's. Since then, Mark and his hard-working staff have made Lincoln's on Route 90 a great place to come for low prices and a friendly atmosphere. Lincoln's provides something that large chain stores can't: the idea that great service should mean affordability and putting customers above all else.