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Ellsworth hot spot Jordan’s finds new owners

Jordan’s Snack Bar, a popular Ellsworth eatery that closed in April, has been purchased by a couple from southern Maine with Ellsworth roots.

West Elm to open Portland store


Home furnishings retailer West Elm is set to open its first Maine store in Portland.

Maine Food Insider: Thousands of 'grainiacs' expected to flock to Skowhegan

Lori Valigra |

Skowhegan's Artisan Bread Conference, now in its eleventh year, is expected to attract more than 3,000 attendees and its related Kneading Conference some 250 participants coming from all over the...

Gelato Fiasco featured in O, The Oprah Magazine


Gelato Fiasco will be featured in O, The Oprah Magazine's August issue as part of “The O List,” a monthly feature of editors' recommendations.

Hope General Store, opened in 1832, is on the block

The Hope General Store, built in 1832 at the central four-way intersection of the Knox County town of Hope, has been put up for sale by owners Heather and Michael Forcillo for $365,000.

Lincolnville winery wins three 'double gold' medals in international competition


Cellardoor Winery in Lincolnville won 18 awards, including three Double Gold Medals, at the 2017 San Francisco International Wine Competition.

Maine Food Insider: New England's lone liquor barrel maker adds flavor to whiskey and beer

Lori Valigra |

The unique taste in bourbon, Scotch, rum and other hard liquors is in the barrel, the tannins and sugars that caramelize as the white oak staves are aged, heated and charred and then formed into the...

Red Barn video goes viral over misidentified $200 fine

A video posted by The Red Barn restaurant in Augusta, complaining about a $200 fine for exceeding noise limits at a fundraiser for a veterans' organization, garnered 1.4 million Facebook hits from...

Maine Mall GM: Don't read too much into closing of anchor store

The general manager at the Maine Mall said it was possible the regional shopping center would look to other uses besides an anchor-type store.

Retailers: Proposed nips ban will stifle business

The Maine Grocers and Food Producers Association has come out against the Bureau of Alcoholic Beverages and Lottery Operations' proposed ban on the sale of 50-milliliter bottles of alcohol, or nips.