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Young couple snaps up former Nina's Variety in Falmouth

Laurie Schreiber |

A couple in their early 30s, looking for an affordable lease to establish a variety store and specialty grill, jumped at the chance to buy a property, instead, when they realized the purchase price...

Walmart, Sam's Club stores donate $117K to Barbara Bush Children's Hospital

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Employees and customers of Walmart and Sam's Club stores in southern Maine raised $117,666 for The Barbara Bush Children's Hospital this year.

Lobster wholesaler’s $1.5M embezzlement lawsuit adds new defendants

A lawsuit by Saco-based lobster wholesaler Sea Salt, alleging that one of the business partners embezzled more than $1.5 million by shipping lobsters to a sham account and then reselling them, has...

Madawaska Kmart to close by year's end as parent Sears restructures

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A Kmart store in Madawaska is among 142 unprofitable stores nationwide due to be closed by Sears Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: SLHD), the Hoffmann, Ill.-based retailer that just filed for Chapter 11...

L.L.Bean partners with Maine craft brewers on 'Bean Boots and Brews'

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Outdoor retailer L.L.Bean is clinking glasses with five Maine craft brewers to spotlight Maine-made Small Batch Bean Boots and craft beers in a new collaboration they're calling “Bean Boots and...

Evergreen Subaru purchases Best Buy building in Auburn for its future home

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Evergreen Subaru in Auburn announced Friday it had purchased the currently vacant Best Buy building on Turner Street and plans to convert it into a “best-in-class” Subaru store.

Development projects taking shape in Rockland, Boothbay, Walpole

Renee Cordes |

Maine's Midcoast is much more than a summer tourist destination as evidenced by continued businesses openings in downtown Rockland, the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens' $50-million drive...

Another brewer set to open in Brewer

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Maine’s latest brewery, 207 Beer Co., will open its doors on Oct. 20 in Brewer.

Brackett's Market, Wilbur's of Maine win awards from Maine Grocers & Food Producers Assoc.

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The Maine Grocers & Food Producers Association on Thursday unveiled its 2018 award winners, starting with Brackett's Market of Bath as Grocer of the Year.

San Francisco e-commerce company picks Portland as East Coast location

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San Francisco-based Grove Collaborative, an e-commerce company that sells natural home, beauty and personal care products directly to consumers, will open its first East Coast office in Portland in...