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Portland's East End to be home to new independent bookstore

The city of Portland will be home to a fourth independent bookstore this fall when Print: A Bookstore opens its doors at 273 Congress St. on Munjoy Hill, in the former Angela Adams home-furnishings...

Maine's first organic distillery calls Newcastle home

Organic isn't limited to fresh produce these days. From candy to ice cream, the desire to eat organic has moved beyond a punchline to a Whole Foods joke to a real lifestyle and profitable industry.

Maine Stitching moves into the big business of the Stars and Stripes

This July 4 brought a first for Skowhegan-based Maine Stitching Specialties, as it was the first Independence Day that American flags produced by the company were available on select store shelves,...

Food hub and co-working space anchor Northeast Harbor revitalization

Laurie Schreiber |

NORTHEAST HARBOR — Chef Tracey Aberman arrived in Maine by sailboat, working as a private chef, and has maintained a connection here for 25 years. She's now establishing a food hub in a...

Where some see a nuisance, Hallowell pizza joint sees opportunity

The new owner of the Hallowell-based Kennebec Pizza in the city's downtown is hoping that the impending construction on Water Street will make brick-oven-style pizza a hot commodity with hungry...

Rockland home to new HVAC wholesale company

A building in the Rockland industrial park that most recently had been used for boat storage will be the newest home of Winsupply, a wholesale HVAC and plumbing supply company.

Portland clothing manufacturer nets trio of business awards

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American Roots, a Portland-based manufacturer of American and union-made outerwear that opened its doors less than a year, has been recognized with three business awards.

Farm-to-table strawberry ice cream is king for a few days

While Maine's wild blueberries get a lot of press, the state's strawberry crop is just as sure a sign of summer. Red's Dairy Freeze in South Portland is well aware of the allure of that little red...

Sullivan Harbor Farms reopens under new ownership

The Hancock-based Sullivan Harbor Farms, which had operations suspended by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in February for unsanitary conditions and food safety violations, has reopened under...

Last Maine Bugaboo Creek location suddenly closes

A week after the closing of a Bugaboo Creek Steakhouse location in Bangor, a South Portland Bugaboo Steakhouse closed last week, leaving 60 employees without work.