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Weeks after closing, owner sells downtown Bangor restaurant

Brett Settle, who closed Giacomo’s in Bangor on Dec. 23, has sold the business.

New foodie trend? Food trucks incubate into restaurants

Food-truck-turned-restaurant seems to be the latest foodie trend in Maine, with several food truck owners planning to upgrade into full-scale restaurants.

Scallops surge to record price

Scallop fishermen are reaping record prices this year.

Maine to fund blueberry promotion to U.S. schools


The Wild Blueberry Commission of Maine received $50,000 in state funding to promote its school sales.

Public wants tacos at Camden Snow Bowl

A hot taco stand seems like a perfect business to offer on the wintery slopes at the Camden Snow Bowl — especially when the stand is named Cold Toes Taco.

Some flux in Washington Avenue’s restaurant scene

Roustabout, a Portland restaurant on Washington Avenue, closed its doors this week, but another venue is set to open.

Gofundme for Ellsworth restaurant's overdue taxes?

An Ellsworth restaurant has turned to the gofundme website and is asking customers to help pay its $25,000 property tax bill.

Will Richmond emerge as a foodie town?

Two new restaurants, Kimberly's Restaurant and Lounge and the Village Café, have opened in Richmond, filling vacancies on its downtown Main Street.

L.L.Bean targeted for boycott

A website called #GrabYourWallet has added L.L.Bean to a list of 75 retailers to boycott because of their alleged support of Donald Trump.

Recent spate of store closings could be new norm


Online shopping trends and consumers’ shift from brick-and-mortar stores could cause more pain for big retailers.