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Cooking Channel filming Portland-area eateries

The Cooking Channel has been in the Portland area this week, filming the inner workings of the Holy Donut, Scratch Baking Co. and two other local restaurants.

Chick-fil-A to open first Maine location

National restaurant chain Chick-fil-A plans to open its first location in Maine next year.

Rock-solid resurgence: Rockland draws investors, new construction

Jennifer Van Allen |

Each summer, thousands of visitors and summer residents flock to downtown Rockland to enjoy lobster, blues, and boat festivals, to peruse galleries and shops, to see the renowned...

Gorham Bike and Ski buys downtown Portland building after seven years as a tenant

Dylan Martin |

Gorham Bike and Ski has secured its downtown Portland location after the owner of the retail business purchased the building it's been leasing since 2008.

G.M. Pollack & Sons files for Ch. 7 bankruptcy

G.M. Pollack & Sons, a jewelry retail business founded 60 years ago, has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, days after reports emerged that its final store in South Portland would be closing.

Beyond New England: Stonewall Kitchen looks to expand nationally

Jennifer Van Allen |

Since Stonewall Kitchen was launched 24 years ago, it has grown into an iconic Maine brand, as ubiquitous as L.L.Bean or Tom's of Maine.

Portland wage boost to aid tipped workers

When the Portland City Council approved an increase in the city's minimum wage on Monday, it didn't realize it would also raise the minimum wage for tipped workers.

Dollar Tree to sell 7 Maine stores in buyout deal

Dollar Tree Inc. has agreed to sell seven Family Dollar stores in Maine over concerns that its proposed acquisition of Family Dollar Stores Inc. “would substantially lessen competition in...

Lewiston native and husband purchase Cook's Lobster House in Harpswell

Dylan Martin |

A Lewiston native is getting her long-awaited Maine homecoming, and it's happening through the purchase of an iconic restaurant: Cook's Lobster House in Harpswell.

G.M. Pollack & Sons to close last store

G.M. Pollack & Sons, a jewelry retail business founded 60 years ago, is planning to close its store in South Portland following the closure of other locations earlier this year.