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Craft brewers soak up locally sourced and processed grains

Lori Valigra |

Rising Tide Brewing Co. said it plans to use some Maine-grown and processed grains in every batch of beer it brews. Buying from local growers and processors is a new trend in Maine as malthouses and...

Maine lobster brings bigger bucks to restaurants

While officials in Sweden have been pushing to ban the import of live Maine lobsters, restaurant patrons in America can't get enough of the crustacean — meaning that eateries across the country...

Development in Rockland’s downtown heats up

The Tillson peninsula isn’t the only neighborhood in Rockland experiencing a wave of resurgence through development, as several new businesses are set to open in the city’s downtown over...

Portland's first Chipotle anchors Bayside complex redevelopment

Staff |

A Chipotle Mexican Grill location is the first new business to be open to the public in a redeveloped business complex, known as Century Plaza.

Owners of Freeport eatery destroyed in fire pledge to rebuild

The owners of the 30-year-old Freeport eatery, the Corsican Cafe & Chowder House, say they plan to build a new restaurant in the same downtown Freeport location after an early morning fire on...

New Bucksport eatery coming from Verona Wine and Design owners

Colleen and Mike Gross, owners of the Verona Island-based Verona Wine and Design, have announced a mid-June date for the grand opening of a retail and wine shop and tapas bistro of the same name in...

Smooth sailing for proposed Dollar General in Eddington

A little over two months after the town of Thomaston turned down a proposed Dollar General store on the town’s Main Street, the discount retailer received a preliminary green light for...

Early morning fire destroys downtown Freeport restaurant

Early Wednesday morning, firefighters from the communities of Freeport, Brunswick, Topsham, Pownal and Yarmouth battled a blaze that destroyed the 30-year-old downtown Freeport eatery, the Corsican...

Farmer’s coalition looks to bring upscale swine back in vogue

The “Kobe beef of pork” is being saved from the brink of extinction thanks to a group of Maine veterans who are raising them at their farms across the state, in addition to introducing...

Proposed Westbrook Wal-Mart faces residential opposition

Not everyone in the city of Westbrook is excited about a proposed 155,000-square-foot Wal-Mart that would anchor a shopping center on the city's Main Street across from the popular Westbrook Crossing...

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