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Fundraising by Maine companies rolls on with distillery, real estate firm

Lori Valigra |

The strong fund raising by Maine companies this year is continuing with two Feb. 4 filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Portland reverses decision on prepackaged food at breweries

Portland city officials have reversed a previous decision that prevented breweries in the city located in industrial zones from selling prepackaged food at their tasting rooms.

British clothier scales new heights, opening first U.S. store in Portland

Lori Valigra |

British clothier Fat Face, named after the famous Le Face ski run in the French Alps, plans to open its first U.S. location at 34 Exchange St. in Portland on Feb. 20. A second store will open in...

Sodexo chosen as new food service vendor for UMaine

The University of Maine System has announced its choice for the new food service vendor on six of its seven campus locations.

Long-time Bath hardware location under new ownership

A 140-year-old, Bath-based retail hardware business has announced that it has been sold to a Massachusetts family-owned hardware company.

The saga continues of a restaurant rail car project in Old Town

The Milford restaurateur who hopes to move a railroad car that was once part of the now-closed Captain Nick's eatery onto Edging & Drift Island has already passed one of the first hurdles.

L.L.Bean shuttering Bangor call center

L.L.Bean will be leaving its call center location in Bangor a month earlier than expected to make way for an as-yet-unnamed tenant in the 30,000-square-foot-space.

UMaine system committed to 20% locally sourced foods

The University of Maine system will be announcing their choice for a new food service vendor later this week. The new food service vendor will be providing food services to six of the seven...

Maine restaurateur goes to jail for underreporting sales tax

Christo Stratos, the owner and operator of Christo’s Place in Sanford, was found guilty of theft by misapplication of sales tax; intentional evasion of sales tax; and failure to truthfully...

Sunday River to host first annual Chef Summit

This Saturday, Sunday River and the Portland-based kitchen studio O'Maine Studios have partnered to bring the first annual New England Chef Summit to the popular ski resort located in Newry.