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Harvest Kitchen offers culinary training and retail sales experience to adolescents aged 16 to 19 involved with the R.I. Department of Children, Youth and Families. The Kitchen provides a 20-week training program.

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Opportunities grow at Harvest Kitchen

October 8, 2019 0 comments

Every Wednesday, students emerge from the Sciences Library to the aroma of baked goods mixed with fresh greens and apple cider. The weekly farmers market off Thayer Street reliably draws a crowd for the quality of its products, but one of its stalls offers more than what meets the nose.

After Lime’s recent departure from Providence, Spin will be bringing 100 scooters to the area this week.

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Scooters are back in Providence

October 2, 2019 0 comments

Spin will launch 100 scooters in Providence this week and then scale up to 300 over the next month, according to a Spin spokesperson. 

Wieners ordered “all the way” at the late-night establishment are traditionally loaded up on the chef’s arm and served piping hot.

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Wieners sizzle at Olneyville NY System

October 1, 2019 0 comments

It’s midnight in Olneyville. A chef opens up a steam drawer and takes out three golden side-cut rolls, warm and soft.

I-195 Commission approves Fane Tower design

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I-195 Commission approves Fane Tower design

September 26, 2019 1 comment

After hearing Providence residents testify about the luxury development project Fane Tower, the I-195 Redevelopment District Commission voted to approve the tower design released Monday. The commission also approved three waivers to zoning laws, which the design plan required.

The space previously occupied by Cable Car Cinema will be replaced by Cafe and Microcinema Acoustic Java, which opens today.

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Acoustic Java replaces Cable Car Cinema

September 19, 2019 0 comments

Lights, camera, coffee. Fingers tap on keyboards under dim lights and students sip on cappuccinos while an art house film plays on the big screen in the background. Audio from the film travels through an app and then to earbuds, keeping the air quiet and still.

Ceremony Tea’s Thayer Street shop will be the company’s first retail operation, selling drinks between $3 and $5 in addition to tea ceremonies.

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Ceremony Tea to replace Tealuxe

September 18, 2019 0 comments

Ocean State resident and business owner Michelle Cheng plans to open Ceremony Tea in the place of Tealuxe on Thayer Street this October. Her loose-leaf tea company, Leafy Green, has been servicing Brown’s School of Engineering and Blue Room cafes since April 2018…

Overcrowding, accidents and crime issues have arisen with the increase of e-scooter use in cities, leading to the development of regulations.

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Bye-Bye Bird: E-scooter company leaves Providence

September 16, 2019 0 comments

Bird, the electric scooter service, will no longer provide scooters for the city of Providence as of Friday, Sept. 13. The city handed out its latest permits in August, allowing two e-scooter services to populate Providence for the first time — Spin and VeoRide —and renewing Lime’s existing permits.

Over the summer, Thayer Street transformed. Tealuxe, a tea bar beloved by students, closed its doors for the final time May 24.

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Thayer Street businesses shutter over summer

September 6, 2019 0 comments

Students returned from summer break to a Thayer Street much different from the one they left in May: Tealuxe, The Threading Place, Denali and GNC Live Well all shuttered and Chase Bank opened its doors while class was out of session.

Shiru Cafe adjusted its pricing model in response to the complex espresso-based coffee culture in the U.S.

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Shiru raises specialty drink prices

September 5, 2019 0 comments

Free, in-house drinks used to be the norm at Shiru Cafe, but since August 12, the coffee shop has limited free options to coffee, tea and iced cold brew.

Student housing shapes social, economic structure of College Hill

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Student housing shapes social, economic structure of College Hill

April 25, 2019 0 comments

An ordinance being considered by the City of Providence could make big house parties a thing of the past on College Hill.