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Brookstone, with one Maine store, will close 101 mall stores

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Brookstone, a retailer of electronic gadgets and travelers' goods, will close all 101 of its mall stores as part of its Chapter 11 filing. The retailer has one Maine location, at the Maine Mall in...

Canada's retaliatory tariffs could impact cross-border shopping

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Cross-border shopping between northern Maine and Canada is expected to be hurt by a retaliatory “grocery tariff” established by the Canadian government.

IHOP opens in former China House on Route 1 in Saco

The 4,648-square-foot building sold last month for $1 million to Auburn Associates LLC, which also owns IHOPs in Augusta and Auburn.

Livermore's Berry Fruit Farm opening Livermore Falls store


The owners plan to sell products and produce from their farm as well as other good produced in western Maine at the store on Main Street, which was most recently a real estate office.

New South Portland hotel is all about sustainability, owner says

The 111-room Home2 Suites hotel, owned by New Gen Hospitality Management, is the first of the Hilton extended stay brand in New England.

Oakes & Maple at Brunswick Landing closed

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The Oakes & Maple Cafe at Brunswick Landing has closed, six months after it opened in space that was formerly the New Beet Market.

Two new Portland restaurants are in the running for Bon Appetit's 'best'

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Foodie magazine Bon Appetit has named two Portland eateries among its 50 nominees for “America’s best new restaurants.”

Popular Bangor restaurant goes on the block

The owner of the 41-year-old Judy’s Restaurant, in Bangor, is putting the business and its building up for sale.

Brooklyn-based owner pulls the plug on popular Portland food lab

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Fork Food Lab in Portland — a two-year-old company that was among the successes cited in the Greater Portland's redesignation as one of the country's Manufacturing Communities for Food...

Wayfair to add 150 jobs at Brunswick Landing

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Wayfair plans to add 150 more jobs to its Brunswick Landing site.