PBN: Boutique shops build momentum

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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 …

ProJo: $7-million Arcade revival taking shape

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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 …

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News & Notes

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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 …

Nikki’s Liquors seeks to move to Broadway

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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 …

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Downcity Design Review Committee Meeting – July 9, 2012

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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 …

GC: Photos

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A selection of photos readers have recently shared in our Flickr Group: Photo © Mycophagia Photo © provbenson2009