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Portland council approves sale of site for WEX office building


The Portland City Council voted unanimously Monday to sell a parcel of city-owned land on the eastern waterfront to the developer who is partnering with South Portland-based payment solutions company...

Five names make shortlist for future Portland hockey team


The Portland Puffins, Lumberjacks, Wild Blueberries, Watchmen or Mariners? Out of more than 3,800 entries submitted, those are the five finalists for the name of the future Portland hockey team,...

Innovative roof — Maine's first — installed at Portland's Canal Plaza

Laurie Schreiber |

Construction of a freestanding concrete building at the Canal Plaza Complex in downtown Portland will incorporate an innovative roof system that's new to Maine.

West Elm now plans hotel for 58 Fore St. complex

Peter Van Allen |

West Elm Hotels announced today its plans for a 150-room boutique hotel in Portland's East End, in what's being called Portland Foreside — the former Portland Co. complex at 58 Fore St.

Portland rolls out new business center for immigrant entrepreneurs

Renee Cordes |

As of this week, immigrant entrepreneurs in Portland have a modern workspace and business incubator at their disposal downtown.

WEX a step closer to securing Portland waterfront site as headquarters

James McCarthy |

WEX Inc. has cleared the first hurdle in its bid to purchase city-owned property on Portland's eastern waterfront as the development site for its global headquarters.

West Elm: National retailer with 'a small business mentality'

Peter Van Allen |

West Elm, a home-furnishings store that opened at 164 Middle St. Thursday, takes over 12,000 square feet on a prime retail stretch that includes Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters, Stonewall Kitchen,...

Portland's rezoning of Camelot Farm allows more homes to be built ... unless it's overturned

A proposed single-home subdivision for Camelot Farm in Portland's Stroudwater neighborhood gained City Council approval for a zoning change that will allow the developers to build 95 homes there...

Portland mayor aims to increase low-income housing

Portland Mayor Ethan Strimling has proposed a measure to double the percentage of low-income housing to be included in large residential projects, and to lower income eligibility requirements.

Portland cold-storage plan inches ahead

Renee Cordes |

Americold Logistics LLC's plan to build a cold-storage warehouse in Portland, where Icelandic-owned shipping company Eimskip USA would be the anchor tenant, cleared an important hurdle this week...