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Hope Street pub evades students

Chef Tom Crowshaw lets the plates drop against the counter. "One Silverburger and one Accidental Purist," he yells down the length of the bar before grabbing two glasses and filling them to the brim. He slides the overflowing beers up next to the two burgers, one classic — loaded with chili, bacon, ...


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Over twenty five years, and the coffee's still hot

A year before the first Starbucks opened its doors and long before there was an identifiable coffee culture in Providence or anywhere else, Charlie and Bill Fishbein started roasting and selling brewed coffee and whole beans in a cozy, wood-walled storefront on Wickenden Street.


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In Pawtucket, perfecting the roast

North of the Rhode Island School of Design, Main Street is a desolate wasteland, a drag flanked on the west by gas stations and fast food chains and on the east by a graveyard. Main Street dampens the soul.


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Lucky Clover brews pots of coffee gold

"You'll smell the berries," said Steve Peck, manager of a Wayland Square coffee shop, inhaling the earthy smell of sun-dried Ethiopian coffee. He then displays the Sumatra bean, which he said has been aged for three to five years. The Ethiopia Sidamo is another favorite, because of its "kind of lemony ...


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Madness means money for Providence

The white tents plastered in Guinness, Coors Light and WBRU posters and droves of out-of-town buses at the Dunkin' Donuts Center last week did not only indicate the kickoff of basketball's best month of the year, it also meant big bucks for the state's struggling economy. Providence College's basketball ...


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City Plan Commission chairs reelected

The Providence City Plan Commission voted Tuesday to reelect Stephen Durkee and Harrison Bilodeau to the Commission's chair and vice-chair positions, respectively, according to Robert Azar, director of current planning for the Department of Planning and Development.


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Mall operator considers buyout

General Growth Properties, Inc., owner of over 220 U.S. shopping centers including Providence Place Mall, received an unsolicited $10 billion bid last month from rival company Simon Property Group, Inc., according to David Keating, senior director of corporate communications at General Growth.


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Races underway for both R.I. House seats

While Patrick Kennedy has shaken up the race for Rhode Island's First District by announcing his retirement, U.S. Rep. Jim Langevin faces a contentious race to defend his seat in the state's Second District. His opponents include Democrat Betsy Dennigan and Republicans Michael Gardiner and Mark Zaccaria. ...


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Bill would grant RISD officers power of arrest

A bill currently before the Rhode Island General Assembly would give Rhode Island School of Design police officers the power to make arrests. The bill, introduced by State Rep. Helio Melo, D-East Providence, would give RISD police the title of "peace officers," which carries with it the right to search, ...


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Jewelry District's new road design includes Med School

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation's project to reshape the road skeleton of the Jewelry District is at the end of its planning phase, said Lambri Zerva, design project manager for the Iway relocation project at the RIDOT. The plans are concordant with the University's vision for the area, ...


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Vaccination equation: the search goes on

Situated across from a parking lot, the two-story grayish-brown building at 146 Clifford Street is an unimposing site, nestled in the heart of Providence's Jewelry District. The building is home to EpiVax Inc. — a company dedicated to the design of new vaccines and the engineering of therapeutic ...


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Moving forward and reversing wrinkles

Isis Biopolymer, Inc. moved into the severe, sandy-colored building at 233 Richmond St. this past November. The facility, previously home to a watch-making company, now ticks out about 6,500 transdermal drug delivery patches a day. Come this May, it will be both a bustling factory and full-fledged research ...


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Special: The knowledge economy in profile

The two words have become something of a magic catchphrase for Providence's future. Say "knowledge economy" — with the perfect combination of hope and awe — around City officials, University administrators and local entrepreneurs, and watch the glimmer flicker across their eyes.



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