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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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 …

Arcade work!

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The good news, it appears work is commencing at the Arcade. The bad news, said work is closing the sidewalk. Of course this sidewalk closure comes just as we have hopes the sidewalk in front of the neighboring 35 Weybosset façade will finally be able to re-open. Though that project was stalled out for a bit, it seems there is …

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What Cheer/What Jeer 2010

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Providence River Pedestrian Bridge Whether you love it or hate it, Providence will soon be getting a new pedestrian bridge over the Providence River. Design firms large and small from around the world entered the competition that led to the winning design. And the competition got people around the city interested in transportation and design. RIPTA Last year we declared …

PBN: RISD students re-imagine the Arcade

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The Providence Business News ran this story the other day about students in RISD’s Architecture Department who presented design proposals for the vacant Arcade to the building’s owner, Evan Granoff. Without having the proposals to look at, I didn’t really think there was much to talk about and just threw a link to the story up on our Facebook page. …

GC: Photos

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Photos submmitted to our Flickr Group by our readers, first up, a photo to enjoy while you eat leftover candy or raid your kids candy: Roger Williams Park Zoo Jack-O-Lantern Spectatular Photo (cc) Data Janitor Photo (cc) provbenson2009 Photo © BlueisCoool Photo (cc) provbenson2009 If you’d like your photos featured here, join our Flickr Group and submit them.

GC: Photos – provbenson2009

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Flickr member provbenson2009 has shared some more photos in our Flickr Group: Photo © provbenson2009 Photo © provbenson2009 Photo © provbenson2009 Photo © provbenson2009 If you’d like your photos featured here, join our Flickr Group and submit them.

GC: Photos – The Arcade

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Oh the Arcade, sigh. I’m trolling Flickr for Arcade photos, here’s some of my finds: Photo by daawn on Flickr Photo © Tseten on Flickr Photo © ggnyc on Flickr Photo by daawn on Flickr Some photos from the Providence Public Library Rhode Island Image Collection after the jump:

Oldest indoor shopping mall in America, closed

In Buildings, Downcity by Jef Nickerson15 Comments

ProJo: The Arcade, the nation’s oldest indoor shopping mall, closed to the public this morning as its owners are preparing to transition the downtown landmark, which in recent years had been home to a handful of small, independent businesses and eateries, into a space for a single company or retailer. Good luck with that. “It’s gotten a lot scarier out …