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Lewiston company steps into Danish clogs with exclusive distribution deal

Renee Cordes |

Lewiston's M. Leonard International Inc. has been named the exclusive U.S. distributor for Danish footwear maker Sanita Denmark A/S, creator of professional clogs popular with nurses, hospitality...

Drifters Wife: From small wine shop to Bon Appetit's 2018 'Hot 10' List

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Orenda and Peter Hale have made it to Bon Appétit's “Hot 10” list as one of the best new restaurants in the United States. Their Drifters Wife restaurant, located at 59 Washington Ave. in...

Bull Moose bets big on books with larger Lewiston Mall location

Renee Cordes |

Bull Moose, the Maine-based seller of movies, music, games and toys, sees a bright future in books. This fall, the retail chain will open its eighth store with a large book section inside the...

Import store owner snags industrial building in tight Portland market

Laurie Schreiber |

In Portland's tight market for industrial buildings, the owner of Asia West, an imported furnishings store, was able to secure the purchase of a 13,880-square-foot facility before it hit the market.

Maine's largest open-air mall seeks change to allow more uses

Maureen Milliken |

The Marketplace at Augusta shopping area in ever-evolving north Augusta is looking to start an evolution of its own, expanding the type of businesses allowed in its 1.3 million square...

Prospect businessman resurrects old-time black fly repellent

An angler, hunter and businessman from Prospect has resurrected Ole Time Woodsman, a black fly and mosquito repellent going back to the 1880s.

Cape Neddick inn reopens as year-round business under new owner


The inn and its 15 cottages have been renovated by new owner Tracey Dewhurst, who also owns the Victoria Inn Bed & Breakfast and Pavilion in Hampton, N.H.

Bangor to get an IHOP inside the Roadway Inn

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Bangor’s planning board on Tuesday night gave unanimous approval for an IHOP to be built inside the existing Roadway Inn on Odin Road, WABI-TV reported.

Bon Appetit salutes Portland as top food city in the U.S.

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Bon Appetit magazine, which recently praised Portland's Rose Foods and Drifters Wife, now names it “City of the Year.”

‘Modern Zen’ restaurant opens in York

Restaurateur Michael Fennelly and his partner Steve Couch have opened a modern Zen cuisine restaurant, the Wabe Café, in York."Small...