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Lewiston's Forage Market selects site in Portland for second cafe and market

Forage Market in Lewiston, which soared to national attention when the October 2016 issue of Saveur magazine dubbed the cafe's bagels some of the best in America, will be opening its second market...

Popular Kennebunkport eatery abruptly closes

David’s KPT, a popular restaurant opened by renowned chef David Turin in Kennebunkport in 2013, abruptly closed without notice to employees.

Maine Food Insider: Hardshore Distilling achieves quick success in a long-haul industry


Distilling alcohol is not for those who seek instant gratification. It took four years for Jordan Milne to perfect Hardshore Original Gin, the only spirit he sells out of Hardshore Distillery in...

House Republicans sustain LePage's veto of bipartisan marijuana legislation


The Maine House of Representatives on Monday failed to override Gov. Paul LePage's veto of bipartisan legislation that would have implemented the recreational marijuana referendum approved by voters...

Craft brewery to fill niche in Fort Kent

Five friends — David Saucier, Travis Jandreau, Travis Guy, Matt Deprey and Dr. Rodney Lahren — are opening First Mile Brewing Co. to fill a gap in Fort Kent’s dining and...

Ramblers Way readies Portland store amid search for other sites

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Ramblers Way, the Kennebunk-based maker and retailer of “clothing for a good life” started by Tom’s of Maine founder Tom Chappell, is coming to downtown Portland.

Historic Houlton market to close

The owners of the 111-year-old Dow’s Market in Houlton have decided to close the store.

Opening date of Krispy Kreme shop in Auburn delayed

Krispy Kreme has pushed back the opening date for a shop in Auburn.

Bangor Mall owner might not sell

Bangor Mall owner Simon Property Group might retain the mall due to its positive cash flow.

Portland distillery gets top 'craft gin' billing in USA Today poll


Portland's Hardshore Distilling Company was named Best Craft Gin Distillery for 2017 in a readers' poll conducted by USA Today.