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L.L. Bean closes headquarters, stores and factories in Maine after mass shooting

today 10/27/2023
L.L. Bean, a popular outdoor goods retailer in Maine, has closed its flagship store, corporate headquarters, factories, and other facilities in response to ongoing mass shootings in the area. The company made the decision "out of an abundance of caution" to ensure the safety of its employees and customers. L.L. Bean's large campus in Freeport, including four stores and the corporate headquarters, will remain closed. The company has also shut down its manufacturing facilities in Lewiston and Brunswick, as well as an order fulfillment center. Another major employer, Hannaford Supermarkets, has also closed all of its stores in Maine. Two leading banks and Maine's largest brewery have also shut down branches or limited services in response to the tragic events. L.L. Bean employs over 3,000 people across the state of Maine.
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