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Szanton Co. breaks ground on Lewiston's Hartley Block project

Laurie Schreiber |

The Szanton Co. broke ground Thursday on The Hartley Block development in downtown Lewiston, which will create 63 residential units and 4,000 square feet of street-level retail and restaurant space.

Lewiston gets $1.3M to improve downtown housing


Lewiston is the first city in Maine to receive a grant through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to revitalize its stock of affordable downtown housing.

Lewiston extends developer’s option on Bates Mill No. 5

Developer Tom Platz, who has successfully developed much of Lewiston’s sprawling Bates Mill complex, will have at least three more years to pull off the redevelopment of the largest property, a...

Augusta Downtown Alliance director boosts city in print

Maureen Milliken |

Michael Hall, executive director of the Augusta Downtown Alliance, wanted to do something a little different in the recently published Arcadia Publishing book touting Augusta. He made “the...

Augusta's Colonial Theater development seen as an economic driver

Maureen Milliken |

The long-vacant building is not only a key to revitalizing the north end of Augusta's downtown, but to creating a cultural center that will strengthen the Capital City's economy. This spring,...

Kennebec Savings Bank boosts Waterville Riverwalk project

The bank donated $150,000 to the project planned for the vacant riverside site that once was home to the Wyandotte mill, another step toward the $1.5 million boardwalk and amphitheater that city...

Engineering firm to move to downtown Augusta

SGC Engineering takes a five-year lease on 7,500 square feet on Augusta's Water Street, moving to the Capital City's downtown from its smaller quarters on Hallowell's Water Street. The move fills the...

Downtown Augusta's redevelopment was a long time coming


Four bars and restaurants and six other businesses have opened in downtown Augusta since mid-2016, joining 34 new apartments and a feeling that "downstreet" is coming into its own in the capital city.

Former mill site in Augusta: A blank slate waiting for developer to make something happen

Maureen Milliken |

The 17-acre site that for 150 years housed paper mills on the east bank of the Kennebec River in Augusta has an eye-catching view of downtown and the State House downstream, is close to Route 3 and...

Southport Boats move helping to fill former Associated Grocers of Maine warehouse


Southport Boats' lease of 70,056 square feet in a Gardiner warehouse once owned by Associated Grocers of Maine has helped to nearly fill the sprawling space on River Avenue. The move into the...