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New restaurant could be one of Portland's largest

Two veteran restaurateurs plan to open a new seafood restaurant on Portland’s waterfront.The

Bucksport pop-up shops to boost businesses

The town of Bucksport has funded the creation of four "pop-up" retail stores as a way to support local businesses and look beyond Bucksport’s identity as a mill...

Retail footwork: Lamey-Wellehan, battling competition, remains 'fast on our feet'

Tina Fischer |

While many brick-and-mortar retailers were hurt by the recession and by competition from online sellers, Maine's largest independent shoe store chain marked its 100th anniversary recently...

Portland Bayside development faces new hurdles

A major Portland apartment and retail development is facing new hurdles from the city, nearly two months after it was scaled down as part of a settlement with a group suing to stop...

Lewiston law firm to argue before U.S. Supreme Court in online retailer case

Dylan Martin |

When attorneys George Isaacson and Matthew Schaefer of Lewiston-based Brann & Isaacson appear before the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday, they will be arguing for a case that holds...

Biddeford $50M project could create 200 jobs

A proposed $50 million redevelopment plan for the Lincoln Mill in Biddeford cleared a hurdle this week that could ultimately lead to the creation of at least 200 permanent...

J.B. Brown to buy historic Portland buildings

Dylan Martin |

Portland development company J.B. Brown & Sons is expected to buy two historic buildings and an interest in the ground floor of another one in downtown Portland. The transaction...

184-year-old Maine retail chain to close

J.L. Coombs, a shoe store chain founded in Bangor in 1830, is closing its last stores in Portland and Freeport.The company...

Sales of L.L.Bean boots way up this year

If you’re looking for a new pair of L.L.Bean’s signature Bean boots this winter, you may be out of luck. The Freeport-based retailer said there are tens of thousands of...

Smitty's Cinema to open fourth Maine location

Smitty’s Cinema, a small "cinema pub" chain that has locations in Biddeford, Sanford and Windham, will open its fourth location in Maine by early summer next...

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