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L.L.Bean said to be opening first Wisconsin store

L.L.Bean continues its national expansion as the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that the 104-year-old Maine business will be opening its first location in Wisconsin in 2017.

Help wanted: Maine's restaurant industry scrambles for workers

Maine's construction industry isn't the only sector experiencing a shortage of qualified workers, as restaurants across the state are struggling to find skilled employees as the busy summer tourist...

Head of Maine hospitality organizations leaving post

Greg Dugal, the president and CEO of the Maine Restaurant Association and Maine Innkeepers Association, has announced his resignation from the organizations.

A crossroads in Limington sees new development for Dollar General store

Laurie Schreiber |

The rural York County town of Limington is the site of a new Dollar General store, the 15th since the chain opened its first store in the state in March 2015.

Collins pours one of her own to mark brewery opening

On Friday, the red carpet was rolled out to celebrate the grand opening of Mason’s Brewing Co., as U.S. Sen. Susan Collins joined city officials, brewery owner Christopher Morley and beer...

Artisanal olive oil retailer unveils new Brunswick location

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Downtown Brunswick will serve as the newest location for the Maine-based olive oil and vinegar retailer FIORE Artisan Olive Oils and Vinegars.

A taste of the Windy City coming to South Portland

What you'll find at the new South Portland location of Chicago Dogs when it opens this summer: the mac-and-cheese dog, which is a hot dog smothered in macaroni and cheese; the Carolina dog, which is...

Construction to kick off for Falmouth eatery and sports bar

Construction of a 4,600-square-foot restaurant and sports bar in Falmouth will begin within a week, following several years of debate.

Ellsworth gets a taste of Jamaica with new eatery

After living in Maine for more than a decade, Shane Griffiths and Shane Peart decided that what Ellsworth needed was a little bit of Jamaica’s culinary world.

Freshly baked goods from a fresh business founder

While hundreds of students across Maine are currently celebrating graduation with trepidation at mounds of insurmountable debt, Alison Keane of Brewer has taken the future into her own hands —...