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Asian street food inspires winning dish at Maine Lobster Chef of the Year contest

Renee Cordes |

Chef Avery Richter says Asian street helped inspire her winning dish in the 2018 Maine Lobster Chef of the Year competition, held Friday as part of the annual Harvest on the Harbor festival last...

Thompson's Point signs event venue as new tenant

Renee Cordes |

A new venue for events from live music to weddings is set to open in January at Thompson's Point in Portland after signing The Halo Studio as a tenant in its Brick North building.

Portland's Waterfront Concerts could move to Westbrook's Rock Row development

Staff |

The Westbrook Planning Board is reviewing a request from Rock Row developer Waterstone Property Group to allow construction of a temporary amphitheater.

Two challenges face new owner of Fork Food Lab: Grow membership, erase debt

Renee Cordes |

The new owner of Portland's Fork Food Lab on Tuesday laid out plans to boost membership in the shared commercial kitchen and food business incubator whose alumni successes include Sky's Café that...

Waterville Creates! announces merger with two cultural organizations

Staff |

Waterville Creates! announced today it plans to join forces with two of central Maine's leading arts institutions, the Maine Film Center and the Waterville Opera House, through a formal merger...

Next 2018: The Davis siblings define entrepreneurship with eclectic mix of businesses

Peter Van Allen |

Ben and Emily Davis, brother and sister business owners, have started businesses that take them from land to water, from highly specialized concierge services to...

Next 2018: Maddie Purcell creates social experiences through cooking at Fyood Kitchen

Laurie Schreiber |

Maddie Purcell started the cooking competition and social connection business Fyood Kitchen in Portland in 2016. Her business was popular from its start in 2016 and is expected to triple in size in...

SoPoCo.Works earlier-than-expected expansion includes podcast studio

Maureen Milliken |

The South Portland coworking center has added seven private offices and a podcast recording space since it opened in spring.

Waterville's $1.5 million Riverwalk opens to public

Maureen Milliken |

Waterville's $1.5 million Riverwalk at Head of Falls has opened to the public. The project, which comes at the same time as major redevelopment of the city's downtown, is expected to help spur...

Portland woman named SCORE's 'Outstanding Young Entrepreneur'

Maureen Milliken |

Portland entrepreneur Maddie Purcell, founder of Fyood Kitchen, was named winner of the Outstanding Young Entrepreneur Small Business award at the SCORE Foundation’s annual national award...

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