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Bangor fusion restaurant closes

A restaurant that has been a fixture of downtown Bangor for nearly 18 years has closed.

Aroostook IGA stores under new ownership

Aroostook County is seeing a shift in ownership in three IGA grocery stores effective March 6.

Author Kate Cone revisits New England's growing craft brewing industry

Lori Valigra |

Author Kate Cone noticed a lot of changes in craft breweries and brewpubs since she published her first book on the topic in 1997. Neighborhoods embraced craft pubs, and...

James Beard Awards name 12 semifinalists in Maine


Twelve Maine chefs and restaurants have been named semifinalists for the 2017 James Beard Awards. Finalists for all award categories will be announced on March 15. Winners will be announced at the...

Machias restaurant rebrands itself as nano brewery

Skywalker’s, which opened in Machias in 2013, is reinventing itself as a nano brewery, Machias River Brewing Co.

Jasper’s in Ellsworth closes after 60 years

After 60 years in business, Jasper’s Restaurant in Ellsworth has served its last meal.

L.L.Bean offers buyouts, rethinking its return policies

L.L.Bean's announcement that it's moving to cut costs included the typical measures of offering voluntary early retirements and freezing pensions. But it's also rethinking policies that affect...

Beloved neighborhood pub in Portland changes hands

Laurie Schreiber |

PORTLAND — Who better to buy a much-loved local bar than two long-time patrons who also have a ton of experience in the food industry?

New wine bar helps boost downtown Biddeford

The latest addition to Biddeford’s nightlife scene is Uncorked Wine Bar, located at the corner of Main and Franklin Streets in the downtown district.

Halal meat business leverages new market opportunities

Businesses in Gardiner and Hallowell see new opportunities in the immigrant Muslim population for growing the halal meat business.