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Premium Brands completes acquisition of Ready Seafoods

Staff |

Canada's Premium Brands Holding Corp. (TSK: PBH) said Thursday that it has completed its acquisition of Ready Seafood Co., putting the Portland-based brand under the same ownership as Hub City...

Maine's Good Food Bus is on a roll with more market stops and members

The Good Food Bus, a seasonal market-on-wheels operated by St. Mary's Nutrition Center and Cultivating Community from June through October, is reaching more Mainers with healthy, local food during...

Waterboro retail plaza, destroyed by fire last year, will reopen

The owners of Brookfield Place on Main Street in Waterboro are nearly done with reconstruction of the shopping plaza, which was destroyed by fire in 2017. The original plaza had three storefronts,...

Maine jewelry entrepreneur awarded national grant ahead of Ellsworth move

Renee Cordes |

Emily Shaffer, a Franklin-based jewelry designer who’s headed to Ellsworth to open a downtown studio, has won a prestigious national grant for her three-year-old startup.

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...

No bookstore? I'll open one, says enterprising Fort Kent native

News of the demise of bookstores could be exaggerated. The Fiddlehead Focus reported that Heidi Carter opened Bogan Books in Fort Kent. Carter, a Fort Kent native, is a graphic designer who owns...

Rosemont Market to add location at former dry cleaners in Falmouth

William Hall |

Rosemont Market & Bakery, with six Portland-area stores, will open a seventh this winter a former Pratt Abbott location on U.S. Route 1 in Falmouth.

Owners of Quirk Auto aim to revitalize Bangor shopping space

A new enterprise called the Bangor Market Bazaar, offering crafts, clothing and more, will open in vacant retail space at 688 Hogan Road in Bangor. The bazaar is being established by Quirk Auto...

Century-old Bar Harbor drug store to close

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The century-old, family-own West End Drug Co., at 105 Main St. in Bar Harbor, will close due to the retirement of owners Mike and Stacey Gilfillan.

Researchers hope to get Maine green crabs on the menu

Laurie Schreiber |

Researchers at Manomet, a Brunswick nonprofit, have discovered a market for green crabs in Italy that they think could carry over to U.S. restaurants.