Getting to say I told you so

In Buildings, Economy by Jef Nickerson10 Comments

PBN reports today that Tim Hortons will be closing all its shops in Providence and Hartford. While I was never a fan of Tim Hortons, it’s closing is not what I’m I told you so-ing about. No, this is what I’m I told you so-ing about: Tim Hortons at corner of Chalkstone and Douglas Avenues in Providence. Image from Google …

News & Notes

In News & Notes by Greater City Providence2 Comments

California Drive-Thru Ban and the “Health in All Policies” Approach Baldwin Park, California, home of the country’s first drive-thru, has banned drive-thru construction for nine months in an effort to combat obesity. [The City Fix] RI senators land Pawtucket River bridge money Rhode Island’s senators on Thursday announced a $2.3-million appropriation to help replace the Pawtucket River Bridge, the deteriorated …

A closer look at the proposed Drive-Thru on Hope Street

In Buildings, Development, Featured by Jef Nickerson16 Comments

Kath Connoly got the planning documents for the proposed drive-thru coffee shop on Hope Street and posted them to the Preserve Providence’s Hope Street Facebook Group. Ugh. Blergh. Sigh. Yay! The drive-thru can stack 12 cars! So where are we going to start with this one? Surprisingly, we’re going to start in South County. As you can see from the …

CVS in Edgewood

In Development by Jef Nickerson12 Comments

Neighbors in the Edgewood section of Cranston are opposing plans for a 24-hour, drive thru CVS in their neighborhood. Image from Respect4Edgewood The proposed CVS would replace the existing Rite Aid on the corner of Norwood Avenue and Broad Street, Rocky’s Hardware would also be displaced from their current location. Directly across from the proposed CVS sits a suburban style …