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Flatbread Co. to open second Maine location

The Flatbread Co. is planning to expand beyond its Maine footprint beyond Portland, with a new restaurant slated to open in Rockport this summer.

Bangor brewery opens new location in Brewer

Bangor-based Geaghan Bros. Brewing Co. said its new brewery in Brewer will allow the company to hire more workers and greatly increase its brewing capacity.

Lois' Natural Marketplace to open Portland store

The owners of Scarborough-based Lois’ Natural Marketplace will open a store on Portland’s India Street neighborhood next week.

Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee plans $3M expansion

The owner of Dunkin’ Donuts stores in the Brewer area is planning a $3 million commercial kitchen that will add capacity for franchise expansion throughout the...

Three Portland restaurants ban food critic

Three restaurants in Portland have banned a well-known food critic after warning him they would do so if he reviewed one of them again.

Report: Hannaford owner mulls merger

The parent company of Scarborough-based Hannaford Supermarkets is considering a merger with another European company that has a large presence in New England.

Work begins on new Scarborough shopping center

Waterstone Retail has begun construction on a 115,000-square-foot shopping center in Scarborough that is luring three retail tenants away from South Portland.

50-year-old Damariscotta bookstore up for sale

The Maine Coast Book Shop in Damariscotta, one of New England’s largest independent bookstores, is being put on the market.

Kittery maker of dehydrated foods finds success with outdoor-focused retailers

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When award-winning New York chef Jennifer Scism moved to Maine and began hiking and backpacking with husband David Koorits, she loved the outings, with...

Developer buys four buildings for Portland's 'Century Plaza' retail project

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Commercial real estate development company Northland Enterprises LLC of Portland said it has bought four properties on Marginal Way and Kennebec Street to make way for a retail mall it has renamed...