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Wiscasset restaurant calls it quits after four decades

Le Garage Restaurant, which has served ice cream and chowder in Wiscasset since 1974, will close April 30.

Amazon to tax Maine customers starting April 1

Amazon will start collecting a 5.5% sales tax from Maine customers beginning April 1.

Mainers' thirst for craft beer continues as brewers pour $228M into economy

Lori Valigra |

There's no sign of Maine's craft brew business tapping out any time soon, with brewers continuing their upward momentum, having made a $227.95 million economic impact to Maine in 2016 and employing a...

J.C. Penney closing one Maine store

Maine did not escape unscathed from the widespread J.C. Penney store closings nationwide.

L.L.Bean announces bonuses for workers

L.L.Bean's board of directors have approved a 3% cash performance bonus for the company's 6,000 workers.

CashStar co-founder starts digital platform for local foods

Lori Valigra |

David Stone's sixth startup, Forager, aims to bring farmers and local grocers into the digital age by tracking everything from procurement to payment online, adding efficiency to a person-to-person...

Wicked success: Bob and Carmen Garver build their organic coffee business into a commercial hit

Renee Cordes |

Bob and Carmen Garver, the husband-and-wife team behind Wicked Joe Coffee and Bard Coffee in Portland, are the 2017 Mainebiz Business Leaders of the Year in the small-business category.

2017 Business Leaders of the Year

Mainebiz Staff |

We're fortunate in Maine to have business leaders that show a combination of vision, grit and socially responsible management. Yet Mainebiz is proud to present four business leaders we...

Luke’s Lobster co-op grabs attention of national magazine

The national expansion of Luke’s Lobster chain of restaurants while doing some good at home in Maine has caught the attention of a national magazine with more than 8 million unique monthly...

Portland restaurant chefs, brewer named James Beard finalists


Two Portland chefs who also are co-owners of the Eventide Oyster Co. restaurant in Portland are finalists in the James Beard Foundation's 2017 “best chef in the Northeast” award. The...