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Three advance in Hannaford’s ‘Home Chef Challenge with Mario Batali’

Hannaford Supermarkets and celebrity chef Mario Batali have selected three Portland regional semi-finalists in the Mario Batali Home Chef Challenge, a unique recipe contest designed to celebrate home...

Mainebiz Food Insider: Shipyard partners with Three Rivers Whitewater on Sugarloaf Brew Haus


It’s a partnership made in Maine — Three Rivers Whitewater, located primarily in West Forks and known for warm-weather outdoor adventures that include whitewater rafting, is...

Farmingdale eatery, closed in 2016, reopens under new ownership

Laurie Schreiber |

In a deal that closed in September, Hans Peaslee and Debbie Patterson purchased Mike's Place from Mike and Cynthia Genest. They've reopened the popular local eatery under the new name of Frye House.

Popular sports bar in Knightville to be torn down for redevelopment

The new owner of the former Griffin Club building, a popular sports bar in the Knightville neighborhood in South Portland, plans to tear down the 5,800-square-foot building constructed in 1900 and...

Gelato Fiasco: No. 1 fastest-growing gelato pint brand in groceries


Gelato Fiasco is the No. 1 fastest-growing gelato pint brand in U.S. grocery stores, according to an analysis by the Brunswick-based company of recent industry data compiled by Information Resources...

VIP Tires names a new president


VIP Tires & Service, an Auburn-based company with 56 locations throughout Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts, announced this week that Timothy Winkeler has been promoted to president in addition...

Maine businesses gear up for Small Business Saturday


Communities and organizations across the state are promoting "Small Business Saturday" this weekend, the seventh year of the movement to encourage buying from local merchants.

Walmart's out, Market Basket's in as Westbrook plaza's anchor

Market Basket, the Massachusetts-based grocery chain that opened in Biddeford in 2013, has replaced Walmart as the anchor store of a new 500,000 shopping center under development in Westbrook. It...

Allagash Brewing: Sixteen Counties pays tribute to Maine suppliers


Sixteen Counties, Allagash Brewing Co.'s pale ale made with 100% Maine-grown and processed grains, will soon be available in 12-ounce bottles, the company announced Friday.

Phish drummer opens Lincolnville store

After six years of work, Briar Fishman and her husband, Phish drummer Jon Fishman, completed the renovation of a three-story building in Lincolnville and have reopened it as a general store.