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A Portland chef is opening a restaurant on Sunday River

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Far from the city bustle, the owner of The Rooms Restaurants, Harding Lee Smith, will hoist his shingle at the crossroads of skiers at Sunday River Resort this year. On Dec. 20 Smith’s fifth restaurant, The Mountain Room opens at North Peak Lodge. “It is going to be awesome,” said Smith, chef/owner of Boone’s Fish […]

A new East End store aims to connect artisans with entrepreneurs

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The demise of the art gallery was announced too soon. On rapidly gentrifying Washington Avenue, two men are betting that original art, handmade furniture and home decor trappings made mostly by Mainers will revive the independent spirit of bricks and mortar in Portland. Photographer Samuel Strickland and international financier Michael Fortier have joined forces for […]

A local doughnut company is moving into a former Tim Hortons

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A former Tim Hortons on Route 1 in Scarborough will soon become The Holy Donut. The Portland-based potato doughnut empire, known for 20 creative flavors, opens its third and largest location here in March. “I think it’s symbolic that where a corporate business did not work out, a small, family run business is opening,” said owner Leigh […]