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Expansive shopping plaza gets OK in Westbrook

A 500,000-square-foot shopping center is coming to Westbrook after city officials unanimously approved the redevelopment of an 80-acre parcel at the intersection of Main Street and Larrabee Road.

Massimo’s pizza closure makes way for Italian bistro

Massimo’s Pizza Bar in downtown Bangor permanently closed on Monday after less than a year of business, and its owners said they will sell it to local restaurateur Bob Cutler.

Owners of Middle Eastern food truck to open Portland restaurant

The owners of CN Shawarma, which bills itself as “Arabian BBQ on wheels,” plans a 1,452-square-foot restaurant in the city's East Bayside food hub.

Let them not eat cake: high prices shutter Bangor bakery

The reluctance by some to put down the extra cash for custom-made cakes is causing Basant Paradis to permanently close the doors of her downtown Bangor bakery.

Coffee By Design earns Certified B sustainability recognition

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Coffee By Design has joined the ranks of more than 1,600 worldwide companies as a Certified B Corporation, a recognition for its commitment to social and sustainability standards.

It's Friday so let's talk beer: Allagash takes home the gold at brew festival

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Allagash Brewing Co.'s Tripel Ale bested a field of 92 other Belgian-Style Tripels to take home the gold at the 2016 Great American Beer Festival in Colorado last weekend.

Anchorpak, SPACE, Portland Farmers’ Market take home Indie Biz honors

The three-day holiday weekend kicked off with Portland Buy Local’s Indie Biz Awards at the Portland House of Music and Events.

Shuttered SoPo Bar and Grille reborn as Willows Pizza

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Clam Casino pizza anyone? The South Portland-based Willows Pizza will be taking over the former 740 Broadway home of SoPo Bar and Grill restaurant following the restaurant's sudden closure last week.

Hannaford acquiring two Bud's Shop'n Save locations

Hannaford Supermarkets will soon have 62 Maine locations, following an announcement that the New England supermarket chain will be purchasing Bud's Shop'n Save stores in Newport and Dexter.

Oxbow brew named one of ‘Best Oktoberfest’ beers

Pumpkin spice isn’t the only seasonal flavor Maine brewers concoct with their autumn beers, and the Newcastle-based Oxbow Brewing is making a strong showing with its “Oxtoberfest”...