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Allagash Brewing gets some props in Windy City

Allagash Brewing Co.'s success in Chicago may be convincing other craft brewers they might also do well there, the Chicago Tribune reports.

South Portland official wants to put the squeeze on water bottles

A South Portland city official said the city should consider the next logical step of its sustainability and excess waste trimming efforts by banning the sale of single-use plastic water bottles.

Maine Beer Co. plots major expansion in Freeport

Freeport-based craft brewery Maine Beer Co. has submitted conceptual plans for a major expansion at its brewing and tasting room on Route 1.

Duffy's makes long-term commitment to Old Orchard Beach

Laurie Schreiber |

Duffy's Tavern and Grill of Kennebunk paid $1.7 million for a site it had been leasing in Old Orchard Beach. The deal gives Duffy's a second location and visibility on a road that is populated by...

Former police barracks in Orono will get a new life as car lot

The Bangor-based car dealership Van Syckle Inc. has been granted the go-ahead for its plans to convert the former Maine State Police barracks on Main Street in Orono into a 10-vehicle used car lot.

Enfield will get Maine's next Dollar General

Construction is underway for Maine's sixth Dollar General Store in the Penobscot County town of Enfield. It is expected to open in early September.

New R.H. Foster store adds healthy twist to convenience stores

The new R.H. Foster gas station and convenience store in Ellsworth has more in common with Whole Foods Market than 7-Eleven, offering kale smoothies and pizza topped with fig and prosciutto.

QT’s Ice Cream finds new, quieter location in Wiscasset

QT’s Ice Cream Parlor, the Wiscasset homemade ice cream maker known for its roster of 26 flavors including one made from pureed lobster, has found a new home.

Owners of Central Provisions have pizza in mind for new Back Cove site

Laurie Schreiber |

PORTLAND — Paige and Chris Gould, the wife-and-husband owners of the popular eatery Central Provisions at 414 Fore St., have purchased 182 Ocean Ave. in Portland's Back Cove for $667,500.

Aquaponics greenhouse gets OK in Brunswick

The Brunswick Village Review Board approved the new design for the construction of a two-story greenhouse and mixed-use property behind the Asian-fusion restaurant Tao Yuan in Brunswick’s...