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Colorado firm offers non-cash payment solution for Maine's cannabis retailers

Staff |

CanPay, a Littleton, Colo.-based company that describes itself as 'the world's first debit payment app for cannabis retailers,” has launched its cashless payment system in Maine and six other...

Here are the nominees for Portland Buy Local’s 2018 Indie Biz Awards

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Voting is now open for the 2018 Portland Buy Local Indie Biz Awards.

Skowhegan Craft Brew Fest, in its third year, keeps growing

Maureen Milliken |

The Skowhegan Craft Brew Festival started as a vehicle to boost the Somerset County mill town's revitalization, but it's also turned into a must-show for breweries, distilleries and wineries from...

Scarborough brew pub will be part of Saco Island project


City official calls the agreement a 'quantum leap,' for plans that include a hotel, 10,000 square feet of retail space and 92 condominiums.

Iconic Stockholm store finds new owners

After a year on the market, the century-old Anderson’s Store in Stockholm (population 250) has found new owners.

Start-up charcuterie business expanding in Rockport

A start-up charcuterie maker plans an expansion in its existing space in the State of Maine Cheese building at 461 Commercial St. in Rockport.

Freedom Boat Club franchise owner eyes Portland expansion in 2019

Renee Cordes |

Steve Arnold bought Yarmouth Boat Yard in 2004, Moose Landing Marina in Naples in 2013 and the Freedom Boat Club franchise last September. He's seeing growth at Freedom Boat Club, enough so to be...

Lewiston company steps into Danish clogs with exclusive distribution deal

Renee Cordes |

Lewiston's M. Leonard International Inc. has been named the exclusive U.S. distributor for Danish footwear maker Sanita Denmark A/S, creator of professional clogs popular with nurses, hospitality...

Drifters Wife: From small wine shop to Bon Appetit's 2018 'Hot 10' List

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Orenda and Peter Hale have made it to Bon Appétit's “Hot 10” list as one of the best new restaurants in the United States. Their Drifters Wife restaurant, located at 59 Washington Ave. in...

Bull Moose bets big on books with larger Lewiston Mall location

Renee Cordes |

Bull Moose, the Maine-based seller of movies, music, games and toys, sees a bright future in books. This fall, the retail chain will open its eighth store with a large book section inside the...