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Updated: December 27, 2022

Odds & ends: Squishmallows, cannabis and other unusual news in 2022

Store interior with customers File photo / Renee Cordes Showcase is a new store at the Maine Mall selling Squishmallows and other products with social media traction.

Who says business news is always cut and dried? From a retail first at the Maine Mall in South Portland peddling stuffed creatures called Squishmallows to a new Jellystone Park in central Maine featuring Yogi Bear and his pals, there was plenty of unusual news in 2022.

To refresh your memory and perhaps even tickle your funny bone, here's a recap of 10 offbeat stores and headlines published by Mainebiz this year.

Squishmallows, Dope Slimes and Bobbleheads find home at new Maine Mall store

Up in the air: Treehouse vacation rentals proposed in Ellsworth

Hey, hey, hey Yogi: Buyer to turn Maine campground into Jellystone resort

Regulator dials 'e' for extension on Maine's 207 area code 

Cannabis is legal in Maine and now there's a museum about it 

Pizza boxes wanted: Old Town paper mill asks local residents for cardboard 

Early Portland building once in famed poet's family sells off-market for $1.2M

'Hopeful' artist Charlie Hewitt launches NFT collection

Chew on this: Veterinary dentist opens in Windham 

Maine-made baseball bat to star in Major League Home Run Derby


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