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Providence recently welcomed a new greenhouse run by hydroponic farming company Gotham Greens.

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New tech-driven greenhouse opens in downtown Providence

December 6, 2019 0 comments

Heads of lettuce cuddle together under a glass sky, warm in an artificial summer despite the snow and wind outside. The picturesque scene marked the opening ceremony for a new greenhouse in Providence run by a hydroponic farming company called Gotham Greens.

Charlie Kirk founded Turning Point USA in 2012 when he was 18 years old. Today, the group is represented on over 1500 American campuses.

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Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk to speak at University

December 3, 2019 0 comments

Charlie Kirk, the founder of the conservative student organization Turning Point USA, will speak at the University Dec. 11.

Rhode Islanders report housing, jobs as most pressing challenges

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Rhode Islanders report housing, jobs as most pressing challenges

November 19, 2019 0 comments

Ocean State residents generally say that poor access to affordable housing lowers the quality of their communities more than any other factor, according to a report issued by health insurance provider Blue Cross Blue Shield Rhode Island in partnership with the University’s School of Public Health.

The Food in Providence panel featured the owners of PVDonuts, Plant City and Louis Family Restaurant. They discussed the use of social media, business management and the food scene in Providence.

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Plant City, PVDonuts, Louis owners discuss food industry

November 12, 2019 0 comments

The owners of an Instagram-darling donut shop, a plant-based food ‘city’ with four restaurants under one roof and a 5 a.m. diner once featured by Guy Fieri convened yesterday to share their stories and discuss entrepreneurship.

Anne (left) and Mariusz (right) Masnyk run the Subway on Waterman Street. The couple enjoys working together in the shop, which serves much of the Brown community.

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Couple turns Subway into family operation

October 31, 2019 0 comments

The Subway tucked on Waterman behind the Sciences Library is more than just one of the franchise’s many quick stops. It’s a local, family-run business and an opportunity for its owners, Anne and Mariusz Masnyk, to connect with each other.

Providence Ramen’s pop-up at The Shop this Saturday — the venue's third so far — sold 125 bowls to eager customers. LaChapelle discovered his passion for ramen after tasting a bowl from a shop outside a train station in Kyoto in 2017, and has since been perfecting his own creations.

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Providence Ramen sets up at The Shop

October 30, 2019 0 comments

Inside the coffee shop, slices of braised pork belly sizzle under the flame of a blowtorch; plump soft-boiled eggs soak in a sweet shoyu marinade; slivers of fermented bamboo shoots curl in tupperware.

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.