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Duluth Trading Co. store opens in South Portland as part of aggressive expansion

Maureen Milliken |

The first Duluth Trading Co. store in Maine is open in South Portland, the latest in an aggressive bricks-and-mortar expansion by the Wisconsin-based apparel and accessories retailer.

Mixed-use Auburn Spring Street project first under new code

Maureen Milliken |

Auburn's form-based code is designed to spur development and ease the process, and the 62 Spring St., mixed residential and commercial project is a great example, those involved say.

Biddeford wins $150,000 grant to restore historic City Hall Clock Tower

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Biddeford will use a $150,000 historic preservation grant unveiled on Monday to restore its City Hall Clock Tower. The chimes once used to summon mill workers to their shifts.

Indiana's Vinalhaven home, Boothbay Harbor waterfront on 2019 'endangered' list

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Maine's Preservation's 20th list of Most Endangered Historic Places in Maine, released Tuesday, includes the notable buildings including the Vinalhaven home of artist Robert Indiana and the summer...

Thompson's Point closes on key Suburban Propane property

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Thompson's Point developers have completed a complex financing effort to relocate Suburban Propane from Thompson's Point to Riverside Street in Portland.

In Lewiston, investment boosts fortunes of buildings once ignored

Laurie Schreiber |

Locally known as the “Joe Bornstein Building” because that business occupies the first floor, a building at 157 Main St. in Lewiston recently sold for $540,000. It comprises a...

Downtown Lewiston is booming and tax credit programs are helping

Laurie Schreiber |

The formation of a new Commercial Historic District in Lewiston is expected to be a boon to the city, allowing property owners along downtown Lisbon and Main streets to take advantage of federal and...

Development catalysts can be big or small, GrowSmart winners prove

Maureen Milliken |

502 Deering Center in Portland and Colby College's Alfond Commons are the two inaugural Outstanding Project winners in the organization's recognition of development that helps communities.

Brewers begin renovations on historic Bangor building

Orono Brewing Co. owners Heather and Abe Furth have begun renovation of 29 Franklin St. in Bangor, which they purchased in December.

Young couple snaps up former Nina's Variety in Falmouth

Laurie Schreiber |

A couple in their early 30s, looking for an affordable lease to establish a variety store and specialty grill, jumped at the chance to buy a property, instead, when they realized the purchase price...