Week in review: CMP knew about billing problems; recreational pot scores a win

May 10th, 2018 by admin Leave a reply »

REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT

Brewery plans redevelopment, job reassignments

Shipyard Brewing Co.’s $65 million redevelopment proposal that includes a beer-themed hotel is forcing about 30 employees who work in the Portland brewery to look for new jobs. Founder and President Fred Forsley said Wednesday that the company is offering the affected employees jobs at Shipyard’s seven other locations and connecting them with nine other partner companies that are looking for workers. According to planning documents given to the city last month and made public Tuesday, the existing brick brewery building and tasting room would be renovated. But the rest of the buildings on the 2-acre site – including the bottling plant – would be demolished to make way for the 105-room hotel, a three-story residential building with nine units at Hancock and Newbury streets, a large office building and a four-story garage for 360 vehicles. In addition to the 60,000 square feet of office space, the development plan calls for both a 60,000-square-foot specialty pharmacy and a 40,000-square-foot distribution center known as a technical fulfillment pharmacy. Read the story.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Organizers reinvent startup week with new focus

A group of volunteers has stepped forward to carry on a version of Maine Startup and Create Week after its founder left the entrepreneurship community following his admission to sexual harassment. Conference organizers Katie Shorey and Andrew Kraus were involved in putting on the event when Jesse Knox was running it, but now they are its leaders – Shorey as president and chairwoman, and Kraus

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