Greater City Providence

PBN: JWU purchases Clifford St. building for $2.8M


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Johnson & Wales University has purchased a building in Providence’s former Jewelry District to become the future home of a new physician’s assistant program.

The two story brick building at 157 Clifford St. was sold last week for $2.8 million, said Mike Giuttari, president of MG Commercial Real Estate, which brokered the transaction.

With this purchase, Johnson & Wales’ campus has jumped across the vacant 195 parcel they plan to acquire.

Jef Nickerson

Jef is Greater City Providence's co-founder, editor, and publisher. He grew up on Cape Cod and lived in Boston; Portland, Maine; and New York before settling in Providence. In addition to urbanism, Jef is interested in art, design, and ice cream. Please feel free to contact Jef if you have any question or comments about Greater City Providence.


  • This quote from Providence Business News about JWU buying a building in the “former Jewelry District” may come as something of a surprise to residents and businesses of the district which considers itself very much live and kicking as the historic Jewelry District. They feel there’s nothing “former” about it.

    Perhaps the PBN meant to say, “former Knowledge District”.

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