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Lowe's 11 stores in Maine escape closure

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Lowe's announced on Nov. 5 it will close 51 of its underperforming home-improvement stores in the United States and Canada. None of them are in Maine.

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.

Meet Maine Brewers' Guild's 'freshman class' of new breweries

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The Maine Brewers’ Guild is presenting its “freshman class” of 13 breweries that opened this year in a special event Sunday afternoon at Bayside Bowl in Portland that will give...

Saint Joseph's College to host N.E. Food System Innovation Challenge

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As part of the effort to contribute solutions to the challenges facing New England's food system, Saint Joseph's College will host the 2018 New England Food System Innovation Challenge featuring cash...

Led by Elevate Capital venture fund, Minnow closes $1.2M seed round

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Minnow, the developer of the first internet-of-things-enabled food pickup kiosk that helps restaurants manage online and delivery orders, announced Monday that it closed a $1.2M seed round led by...

Mega Millions mania spurs mega sales in Maine

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While no one in Maine won the $1.6 billion Mega Millions jackpot — the single winning lottery ticket was sold in South Carolina — the lure of becoming an instant billionaire spurred Maine...

Hannaford contributes $50,000 to combat child hunger

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Hannaford Supermarkets announced on Wednesday its $50,000 contribution to Full Plates Full Potential to support the nonprofit's work in addressing child hunger.

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.

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...

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...