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N.H. town gives chilly reception to Shipyard's ambitious brewery plan

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A New Hampshire town says it was caught off guard by Shipyard Brewing Co.'s announcement that it plans to build a $36 million brewery there by late 2020.

Fill 'er up: Gas station-marijuana dispensary opens in Portland

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Portland's first retail medical marijuana dispensary and convenience store opens today.

Black Box Portland container site gets new pop-up tenant

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Star Cousins, a textile products business, joins other retail startups for the rest of the month in the Washington Avenue, Portland, building made of repurposed shipping containers.

Lewiston fitness business targets hot Scarborough market for third location

Maureen Milliken |

GoZone Fitness, which started in Lewiston and also has an Augusta site, has found space in Scarborough at the epicenter of the town's development boom.

Specialty foods store takes over Angelone's East Deering location

Laurie Schreiber |

New owners Steven Quattrucci and Neil Rouda are expanding the 788 Washington Ave. building in another example of off-peninsula growth in Portland.

Lafayette Hotels purchases fifth Boothbay Harbor property

Lafayette Hotels, a family-owned and -operated group of Maine and New Hampshire hotels, has purchased a fifth property in Boothbay Harbor.

No resting on its laurels as Green Thumb Farms seeks new markets for its potatoes

Maureen Milliken |

Mike Hart, director of sales and marketing at Green Thumb Farms in Fryeburg, has helped develop innovative products for both wholesale and retail markets. The Cold River Gold potato, for example, is...

Crowdfunding campaign helps South Berwick cafe stay open

Madison’s Café, a South Berwick restaurant that employs intellectually disabled young people and was scheduled to close Nov. 30, plans to remain open after a community-led crowdfunding campaign...

Maine tops ‘naughty list’ of holiday shoppers

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Mainers seem to say “bah, humbug” when it comes to buying treats for Santa Claus, according to a Colorado developer of mobile shopping apps.

Deering Lumber acquired by Illinois building materials company

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U.S. LBM Holdings LLC, an owner of regional lumber yards and a distributor of specialty building materials, has acquired Maine’s Deering Lumber, which has three locations in York County.