Margaritas closes in Portland, building is sold

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For 18 years, Margaritas in Portland turned out reliable nachos, quesadillas, and colorful tequila drinks to hungry gringos. Last week the large brick expanse off Congress Street unceremoniously closed. Will condos rise where chimichangas were  slung? “We owned the building and got an offer from a developer,” the company’s marketing team manager Michael Caldwell told […]

Oprah debuts new online store with Maine lobster

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Up your game Amazon. There’s a new online shopping destination that’s Oprah approved. The O store, launched by the Oprah Winfrey Network last week, provides online access to the top picks in luxury goods and services across the country. Curated by the lifestyle queen herself, the food section is sweet on Topsham’s Hancock Gourmet Lobster Company. “Her creative […]

B.good opens second location in Maine; throws block party

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On Portland’s mercurial Exchange Street one quick-serve eatery is growing like a kale storm. B.good, the Boston-based franchise delivering “real food” at fast-food speed is ready to increase its Maine footprint. Owner Bill Zolper crosses the Casco Bay Bridge next month to make South Portland b.good’s second Pine Tree State outpost. “Everything is going awesome in […]

Can Salt Institute be saved?

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Salt Institute for Documentary Studies announced two weeks ago it was closing. Since then a group of alumni from across the country have banded together in an attempt to rewrite the Portland storytelling school’s next chapter. And they have big names in radio like Ira Glass in their corner. “We are trying to take action to […]