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 …
Seven months after unveiling a plan to transform the landmark Arcade building into a mix of retail and loft apartments, the owner of America’s oldest indoor mall says the project is taking shape. Evan Granoff, of 130 Westminster Street Associates LLC, says four “unique” restaurants and 14 other small retail shops may occupy the first floor of the 1828 granite …
MAX train and bus in Portland, OR. Photo (cc) TriMet. The Atlantic Cities: Can Light Rail Carry a City’s Transit System? We often think of light rail as a single component of a larger transit system, but if it’s done right it can just as soon serve as the foundation. Since 1981 a dozen American cities have built light rail …
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 …
Notice of Regular Meeting Monday, July 9, 2012 – 4:45pm Department of Planning and Development 1st Floor Meeting Room, 444 Westminster Street, Providence Opening Session Call to Order Roll Call Approval of Meeting Minutes of May 14, 2012 and June 11, 2012 New Business DRC Application No. 12.16: 130 Westminster Street (The Arcade) Proposal by 130 Westminster Street Associates, LLC, to …
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Johnson & Wales to present plans for demolition of “Mirabar Building” (37 Richmond Street) for construction of new parking garage at Monday\’s Downcity Design Review Committee Meeting.
Tax value of downtowns, end of the big boxes, and more in today’s News & Notes.
What should we do with the 195 Land while we wait years or decades for development to fill it?
Providence River seal, East Side, nighttime, and more in today’s GC: Photos.
Federal Transportation Bill amendments, a wheel-less food truck in Boston, and more in today’s News & Notes.
Loitering, mega-Walgreens, Transportation, and more in today’s News & Notes.
Cianci billboard, GTECH flags, Kennedy Plaza, and more in today’s GC: Photos.
The DRC reviews plans to bring restaurants and retail spaces to the ground floor of the Biltmore Garage at their Monday meeting.
Fighting for public transit, reinventing the mall, and more in today’s News & Notes.
Apartments without kitchens in the Arcade. Is Providence a pied-à-terre kind of town?
Two-way streets make a comeback, renting foreclosed homes, and more in today’s News & Notes.
Container retail, hating brick sidewalks, and more in today’s News & Notes.