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Dollar Tree buying Family Dollar for $8.5B

The Dollar Tree discount store chain is planning to purchase Family Dollar Stores Inc. for approximately $8.5 billion, which would make it the nation’s largest discount retail...

Popular Waterville eatery may re-open

Bolley’s Famous Franks in Waterville may re-open with an expanded menu after a local couple said they are in the process of buying the shuttered hot dog and burger...

Portland-based Otto Pizza launching eighth store

Otto Pizza, a Portland-based pizza chain founded in 2009, is opening its second location in South Portland this August, making it the company's eighth store in New...

Market Basket protests stymie Maine growth

Market Basket’s plan to open more stores in southern Maine are on hold as a result of ongoing protests by employees seeking to reverse the firing of the grocery chain’s...

Market Basket protests impact Biddeford store

The Market Basket store in Biddeford is beginning to see empty shelves because of widespread worker protests calling to reverse the firing of the grocery chain's...

Popular Kennebunkport business closing

The Emporium, a nationally recognized retail store selling ceramic figures, crystal and collectibles in Kennebunkport, is closing after more than 30 years of business.

Belfast grocer a ‘total loss’ after fire

A Belfast grocery store that came under new ownership in April is considered a total loss by those owners after a fire damaged the building’s interior on Tuesday.

Helen's Restaurant fire unsolved, but not suspicious

The cause of the fire that destroyed Helen’s Restaurant in Machias will remain unsolved, but it does not appear to be suspicious, a state official told the

Rockland merchants concerned about train changes

Schedule changes for Maine Eastern Railroad’s excursion train has Rockland business owners concerned they could face a dropoff in business.

Orono brewery opening at former Dr. Records site

A new brewery is opening at the former site of Dr. Records, which had been a mainstay for downtown Orono for over 30 years, to provide beer for three nearby restaurants.