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'Layered' Foden Road sale ends up win-win for owners

Maureen Milliken |

Two long-time tenants at 35 Foden Road in South Portland are now owners in a commercial condominium deal that had a lot of moving parts.

Maine Food Insider: Giffords adds flavor to Travis Mills Foundation partnership

Maureen Milliken |

Gifford's Ice Cream, which already has a partnership with the Travis Mills Foundation, announced this week that proceeds from three flavors this year will benefit the foundation.

Owner of J's Oyster sentenced to jail for pocketing sales tax


The owner of J's Oyster, an iconic restaurant and bar on Portland's waterfront, has been sentenced to four months in jail for pocketing sales taxes paid by the restaurant's customers, as well as for...

Hannaford’s distribution workers agree to three-year contract

Union workers at the Hannaford distribution center in South Portland voted 150-38 to accept a new three-year contract that provides an hourly wage increase each year and maintains health coverage.

L.L.Bean to cut 100 jobs, announces other cost-cutting measures

L.L.Bean announced Friday it plans to eliminate 100 positions this spring and will not be awarding performance bonuses this year.

Standard Baking Co. co-owner named James Beard Award finalist


Alison Pray of Standard Baking Co. in Portland will be Maine's sole representation in this year's James Beard Awards after being named a finalist in the Outstanding Baker category on Wednesday.

Yarmouth's Brickyard Hollow Brewing on track to open in spring or early summer

Maureen Milliken |

The brew pub at the site of a former dry-cleaning building on the corner of Main and Cleaves streets will be the town's first craft brewery, and the recently named head brewer is excited about...

Northland Enterprises Bayside development continues to grow

Maureen Milliken |

The company bought the former Century Tire property, along with some other buildlings, in the Portland neighbhorhood in 2015 and is seeing the results.

Maine Restaurant Week's Spirit Quest crowns a new champ … twice


Old Port and Congress Street chefs and bartenders invited customers into their restaurants to taste and rate pairings during the third annual Maine Restaurant Week “Spirit Quest” event in...

Maine Food Insider: Cousins Maine Lobster telling how they did it

Maureen Milliken |

Two Maine natives who leveraged their idea for a lobster-based food truck into a “Shark Tank” financing win and, at least count, a 21-truck, eight-restaurant franchise business in 13...