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Building on Munjoy Hill housing Hilltop Coffee is sold

Laurie Schreiber |

The unsolicited purchase of the mixed-use building to an out-of-state buyer is an illustration of how hot the Portland neighborhood has become.

Bangor and Aroostook malls head to auction block

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Both the Bangor Mall and Aroostook Centre Mall in Presque Isle have been listed for auction.

New uses eyed for newly acquired downtown Wiscasset building

Craig and Laurie Winslow of Falmouth purchased the 51 Water St. building in Wiscasset from Schuyler Fairfield and hope to attract a craft beer-oyster bar and a coffee roaster to fill two vacancies.

Maine craft brewers bullish on growth prospects in 2019

Renee Cordes |

Maine’s craft brewers are bullish on expected output growth over the next two years, with expectations of double-digit increases in both 2019 and 2020, says a new report.

Cellardoor Winery wins 10 gold medals at North America’s largest wine competition

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Cellardoor Winery — which has a vineyard, winery and tasting room in Lincolnville and a tasting room at Thompson’s Point in Portland — won 10 gold medals, including two “best...

Supermarket competition heats up with Hannaford's plans to add new store in Brunswick

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Hannaford Supermarkets announced Wednesday it will locate a store in the former Bookland and adjacent Staples space at the Cook’s Corner Mall in Brunswick — a project providing a...

New Hermon convenience store reflects expanded business activity

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A new convenience store at 1739 Hammond St. in Hermon is another sign of the town’s expanded business activity, said Scott Perkins, Hermon's economic and community development director.

Four Maine companies — six winning products — at Good Food Awards

James McCarthy |

Liquid Riot Bottling Co., a brewery, distillery and resto-bar located in Portland's Old Port, won three awards in the ninth annual Good Food Awards competition, leading a strong showing by the four...

New farm-to-table eatery planned for Damariscotta

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Plans are in the works to open a farm-to-table restaurant in downtown Damariscotta.

Belfast weighs proposal from Tractor Supply involving large commercial lot

Laurie Schreiber |

Belfast received its first application in 11 years for the use of a lot of 84 acres — singularly large for the city — along its Route 3 commercial zoning district. The application, to...