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City launches storefront improvement grant program

In Economy, Retailby Greater City ProvidenceLeave a Comment

Participating businesses are eligible to receive reimbursements for 50-percent of eligible storefront costs, up to $10,000. The city’s Department of Economic Development will assist small businesses that wish to make changes to their exterior storefronts, including awnings, signage, windows, doors, permanent landscaping, and façade improvements. The program is open to small businesses with 18 or fewer full-time employees.

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Holiday events tonight

In Arts, Events, Retailby Greater City Providence1 Comment

Every night at Craftland we are here for your art buying needs, but tonight is extra special. Join us to celebrate this year’s 5 Providence artists who have their images on the Buy Art Providence buttons.

PBN: Boutique shops build momentum

In Downcity, Retailby Jef NickersonLeave a Comment

The downtown boutique retail scene has been growing for many years and appears to be picking up momentum again after weathering the recession and end of the historic-tax-credit program that helped fuel it in the previous decade. With major residential-commercial redevelopment projects soon to be completed at the Arcade and former National Grid buildings, downtown boosters are preparing for more …

Nikki’s Liquors seeks to move to Broadway

In Buildings, Development, Retailby Jef Nickerson37 Comments

Many beer afficianados across southern New England are familiar with Nikki’s Liquors on the North Providence / Providence line. Nikki’s is famous for originating the Mix-a-six whereby one can make their own six pack by mixing together any six bottles of the craft beer varieties available. Owned for the last 12 years by David and Michael Iannazzi, Nikki’s is now …