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West Elm: National retailer with 'a small business mentality'

Peter Van Allen |

West Elm, a home-furnishings store that opened at 164 Middle St. Thursday, takes over 12,000 square feet on a prime retail stretch that includes Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters, Stonewall Kitchen,...

GrandyOats wins 'best granola' award for new grain-free product


GrandyOats, a Hiram-based maker of organic cereals and snacks, won the “best granola” award in Delicious Living magazine's fifth annual Best Bite Awards competition.

Immigrant-welcoming food market proposed in Augusta

A group of organizers is proposing to build a food market in downtown Augusta as a welcome center for immigrants.

Meet Coffee By Design's new director of training: Nathan Hann, a barista with a film studies degree

Renee Cordes |

Nathan Hann, the new director of training for Portland-based Coffee By Design, can tell you all about coffee's fascinating taste nuances using the Coffee Taster's Flavor...

Ellsworth hot spot Jordan’s finds new owners

Jordan’s Snack Bar, a popular Ellsworth eatery that closed in April, has been purchased by a couple from southern Maine with Ellsworth roots.

West Elm to open Portland store


Home furnishings retailer West Elm is set to open its first Maine store in Portland.

Maine Food Insider: Thousands of 'grainiacs' expected to flock to Skowhegan

Lori Valigra |

Skowhegan's Artisan Bread Conference, now in its eleventh year, is expected to attract more than 3,000 attendees and its related Kneading Conference some 250 participants coming from all over the...

Gelato Fiasco featured in O, The Oprah Magazine


Gelato Fiasco will be featured in O, The Oprah Magazine's August issue as part of “The O List,” a monthly feature of editors' recommendations.

Hope General Store, opened in 1832, is on the block

The Hope General Store, built in 1832 at the central four-way intersection of the Knox County town of Hope, has been put up for sale by owners Heather and Michael Forcillo for $365,000.

Lincolnville winery wins three 'double gold' medals in international competition


Cellardoor Winery in Lincolnville won 18 awards, including three Double Gold Medals, at the 2017 San Francisco International Wine Competition.