Johnson & Wales University has purchased the former Club Karma at 101 Richmond St. for $1.6 million.
The actual use of the building is not yet clear but will be either to accommodate JWU’s expanding academic programming or for student life services, the university said.
The developers of proposed student housing on the 195 Land Parcel 28 had proposed tearing down this building. Those developers have backed out of the deal to purchase that property however. Hopefully, Johnson & Wales will keep the building standing and find a good ground-floor use for it.