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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...

Businesses rally against retail worker bill

Some businesses and trade groups are pushing back against legislation that’s being called a "retail workers’ bill of rights."

More Maine communities eye limits on bags

Just after the city of Portland enacted a fee on paper and plastic bags, three more Maine communities are considering measures to limit the use of single-use bags at retail...

Gardiner Food Co-op & Café awarded $90K grant

The Gardiner Food Co-op & Café has been awarded a $90,000 Community Development Block Grant to create new jobs with the opening of its storefront in late May.

Rockland cafe OK’d to use veterans park

The Brass Compass Cafe in Rockland has received unanimous approval from the city council to use a part of a veterans park for outdoor seating during the summer.

Freeport retail project hits hurdle with town

A proposal to build a new retail complex in Freeport has hit a regulatory obstacle after city officials expressed some concerns about the project’s design.

Retail complex proposed for Northeast Harbor

A local jewelry store owner has proposed a four-building retail and apartment complex in Northeast Harbor that already has three businesses tentatively lined up.

Maine restaurant inspection data going online

State officials are planning to launch a new online database that would allow the public to browse Maine restaurant inspection reports.

Portland chef to open clam shack at Thompson's Point

The owner of Slab and Nosh Kitchen Bar in Portland is teaming up with two partners to open a clam shack at Thompson’s Point, the 30-acre former industrial lot that is being...