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Ducktrap River expansion will tap growing smoked salmon market

James McCarthy |

Ducktrap River of Maine has completed its $5 milion expansion in a vacant warehouse across from its smoked seafood facility in the Belfast Business Park.

Oceanfront property in York to become a retreat for artists and writers

Work is underway to transform an oceanfront property in York called Surf Point into a residency program for visual artists and writers.

Yarmouth entrepreneur leads effort to keep Fork Food Lab open

An effort is under way to save the Fork Food Lab, an incubator for startup food businesses in Portland that is slated to be closed by the end of this month.

Brewers struggling with shortage of aluminum cans

A shortage of beer cans that has been in the making for a couple of years is being felt by some Maine brewers.

Retail Association of Maine CEO Curtis Picard receives national award

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The National Retail Federation presented the J. Thomas Weyant Award to Retail Association of Maine President and CEO Curtis Picard, as retailers from across the country gathered for NRF’s...

Artisanal chocolate shop opens on Monhegan

An artisanal chocolate-maker called La Nef Chocolate located on Monhegan Island produced its first chocolate bar in July and is already being sold in three island outlets.

Maine brewers deliver 70 craft beer varieties to festival in United Kingdom

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The Maine Beer Box has arrived in the United Kingdom for the Leeds International Beer Festival loaded with over 400 kegs, from 65 breweries and 78 different beer varieties ranging from New England...

Former Baxter Brewing Co. employees opening Auburn brewery

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Two former employees of Lewiston's Baxter Brewing Co. are opening a new brewery in Auburn that will include a community-based beer buying program and partner with local food and coffee retailers.

New restaurant signs lease at Auburn-Lewiston airport

Maureen Milliken |

Mike's Runway Diner was opened earlier this month by a former employee of Backwoods BBQ & Grill, which it replaces.

Harbor Freight Tools has doubled its Maine presence in last year

Maureen Milliken |

The California discount tool retailer with more than 900 stores now has six in Maine, including recent openings in Waterville, Presque Isle and Rockland.