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Providence Geeks, Special Location, October 19

AS220 Mercantile Block

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011, 5:30 – 8pm
AS220 Labs, Mercantile Building, 2nd Floor
131 Washington Street, Providence, RI
FREE (buy your own food and drink – it’s cheap)
RSVP at Facebook

This month, Providence Geeks is doing something a little different, and totally awesome.

We’re hosting the October Geek Dinner at the all-new AS220 Labs in the beautiful Mercantile Building.

Better still, in place of our usual presentation, we’ll be surrounded all evening by a group of select “Makers“, fresh off the Rhode Island Mini Maker Faire. They’ll be giving live, hands-on demonstrations of everything from 3d-printing to robotics building. And finally, food and drink will be available next door at the latest addition to the Downcity food scene – Mexico!

Please RSVP at Facebook.

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Mercantile Block Unwrapped

The plywood has come off the ground floor facade of the Mercantile Block on Washington Street.

Mercantile Block

Mercantile Block

Mercantile Block

Clark the Locksmith will be moving into one of the new storefronts very shortly, then his storefront will be renovated to match the rest of the building.

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Providence Geeks (July 14)

We’ve got a double dose of awesome waiting for you at the July Providence Geeks.

First up, launched in early 2010, Manpacks is poised to storm the male undergarment market with its unique web-based subscription model. Already, Manpacks has been covered by the likes of the New York Times, MAXIM, and NPR. They count as clients Internet luminaries including TWIT’s Leo Laporte and Engine Yard Co-Founder/Charify CEO Lance Walley. At the July Providence Geeks, Co-Founders Andrew Draper and Ken Johnson will tell the Manpacks story, as well as give a sense of where their scrappy startup is headed. Hint: Manpacks is only about underwear, like Amazon was only about books. Full disclosure: Manpacks is a member team of the 2010 class of Betaspring, a Providence-based startup accelerator, in which I [Jack Templin] am a proud partner.

And then, we’re going on on our first ever Providence Geeks field trip – a whole two blocks away to get a the Geek tour of AS220’s new Mercantile Block. The 50,000 square foot building will open this fall, and will house a hugely expanded AS220 Labs, as well as dozens of live-work studios for artists and other members of the local creative community (yes, that includes Geeks!)

We hope you can make it! (Remember, we take August off, so this is the last chance for us to all convene before September.)

Please RSVP at Facebook – and while you’re there please join our Facebook group. And if you want to join our very-low-volume email announcement send an email to Jack Templin with your name and affiliation.

Providence Geeks

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Downcity Design Review Committee – July 12, 2010

Notice Of Regular Meeting • Monday, July 12, 2010 4:45 PM
Department of Planning and Development, 4th Floor Auditorium
400 Westminster Street, Providence, RI 02903

Opening Session

  • Call to Order
  • Roll Call
  • Approval of Meeting Minutes of June 14, 2010

New Business

1. DRC Application No. 10.14, 125-135 Washington Street (Mercantile Block) Proposal to install new signs and awnings on the Washington Street elevation and new signs on the Martha Street elevation.

Other Business

2. Pre-Application Review: Regency Plaza Request for an additional pre-application review of the proposed sign package for the Regency Plaza complex, which consists of three towers and campus.

Adjournment


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