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Weathervane closes three Maine locations

The 11-location Weathervane Restaurants chain has closed three Maine locations, citing a combination of current economic conditions.

Long-time Sea Bags employee Carrie Fletcher talks about why retired sails make for good bags

Jennifer Van Allen |

Sea Bags is a Maine-made product that's burgeoned into a national name. Headquartered at Custom House Wharf in Portland, Sea Bags hand stitches used sails into bags and accessories and...

MEREDA predicts tight industrial, hotel sales, stronger overall real estate market in 2015

Mainebiz Staff |

The Maine Real Estate & Development Association’s annual conference Thursday showed a positive turn in 2014 and 2015 in many Maine real estate markets, with particularly...

VIP expands in Presque Isle, fills mall vacancy

Lewiston-based VIP Tires & Service is expanding its Presque Isle presence by moving into the Aroostook Centre Mall, filling a vacancy recently created when Sears left.

Aroostook mall loses two more tenants

The Aroostook Centre Mall in Presque Isle is losing two more tenants after national retailers Sears and Staples both announced that they would be pulling out.

Customers of closed Bath business still in the dark

After Gediman’s Appliance abruptly closed four months ago, many customers are still wondering if the Bath business will give them the products they paid for, or at least a...

Staples data breach exposes Maine credit cards

National retailer Staples said its stores in Brunswick and Biddeford were among 115 stores nationwide impacted by a data breach last fall that exposed credit and debit card...

Developer threatens withdrawal of $75M project

The developer of the proposed $75 million "midtown" project in Portland’s Bayside neighborhood has threatened to withdraw the plan for an apartment and retail...

Tom Chappell's Ramblers Way broadens distribution, focuses on social media

Lori Valigra |

As the 2014 end-of-year data tumbled in, Ramblers Way Farm CEO Tom Chappell saw an opportunity to shift both the distribution strategy for his high-end sustainable clothing business this...

Biddeford gives final OK to $50M mixed-use plan

A developer’s $50 million plan to transform Biddeford’s Lincoln Mill into a hotel and apartment complex is moving forward after receiving final approval from the...