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Portland’s smallest brewery to open this summer

Another brewery can be added to the growing list of beer entrepreneurs in Portland, as three University of Southern Maine graduates will be opening the city’s smallest brewery in a...

Tiny-house food truck could be a big hit in Portland

A 28-year-old chef who studied culinary arts at Southern Maine Community College and worked for a stint as a cook at the Portland-based Ri Ra Irish Pub and Restaurant is combining two unlikely trends...

Food lab planned for West Bayside site


The sale of an aging brick building for use as a “food lab” is expected to give the up-and-coming West Bayside area in Portland a further lift. Partners Neil Spillane and Eric Holstein...

It's a good time for craft brewers to raise money

Lori Valigra |

With the rapid growth of the craft beer industry, venture capitalists, angel investors, the Small Business Administration and others in the funding chain said this is a good time for craft brewers to...

Scratch Baking's new 'bagel bar' to cut long lines

It's about to get a whole lot easier to buy your morning bagels at the popular South Portland-based Scratch Baking Co. The bakery announced it will move its bagel- and bread-baking operation out of...

Aerosmith drummer's unlikely business venture into USDA organic certified, single-source coffee

Lori Valigra |

Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer has traveled the world many times over, but couldn't often find a tasty cup of coffee. “My wife Linda suggested, 'Well, why don't you do something about...

Navigate new EMV chip-card standards

Patty Sanville |

If you have not transitioned your payment systems to comply with EMV chip-card standards, you are now liable for chargebacks related to counterfeit card fraud.

Zapoteca owners plan 'dream project' for Kennebunk

The owners of Portland's Zapoteca will convert a 6,000-square-foot building in Kennebunk to a multi-tiered culinary project slated for June.

Cooking Channel features Maine eateries

Four Maine businesses will be featured in an upcoming episode of the Cooking Channel show “Extra Virgin,” which will premiere on Wednesday.

Parking, competition shutter Bangor market

Bottles & Cans, a downtown Bangor-based market, plans to call it a day by the end of March, with a co-owner citing the difficulty in finding parking spots and increased competition from grocery...