Providence Capital Holdings LLC, the owner of the Woolworth Building, at 185 Westminster St., plans to convert the structure into a mixture of residential apartments and commercial units, including a rooftop lounge, according to the project attorney.
The project will involve renovation of the basement and first floors into restaurant space, and the fourth and fifth floors into 18 apartments and creation of a rooftop lounge or bar, he told the City Council’s finance committee last Thursday. The building is located next to City Hall, and once housed the F.W. Woolworth department store on its street level.
It will be exciting to see this building restored and put to use. There is currently a Bank Newport branch being built out on the ground floor where the AAA office used to be. I assume that means the restaurant will be on the corner facing City Hall and Kennedy Plaza. It will be good to have nighttime activity on that corner.