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Topic: Downtown Providence

Mayor Jorge Elorza delivered his State of the City address yesterday, focusing his speech on education reform and improving infrastructure.

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Elorza’s State of the City describes ‘New Providence’

February 11, 2020 0 comments

Chants of his name rang through City Halls as Mayor Jorge Elorza entered the Council Chambers to give this year’s State of the City address. In his following speech, Elorza focused on improving infrastructure and education to create a “New Providence,” while also discussing green initiatives and public safety.

The Downtown Design Review Committee met with Fane Tower’s lead designer on Monday for a pre-approval review of the building proposal.

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Controversial Fane Tower moves closer to approval

March 12, 2019 2 comments

Hope Point Tower is one step closer to approval following a public meeting between the tower’s design team and the Downtown Design Review Committee, which together evaluated the building’s proposed design Monday afternoon.

The 32 Custom House Street mural features Lynsea Montanari, an educator at the Tomaquag Museum, holding an image of Princess Red Wing.

Arts & Culture

Debuted mural highlights Narragansett tribe

September 12, 2018 Comments are Disabled

A new mural on the east-facing wall of 32 Custom House Street in downtown Providence began illuminating the cityscape this month, as Baltimore-based artist Gaia completed work on “Still Here,” a large-scale work commissioned by Providence non-profit The Avenue Concept.

DASH Shop owner Leo LaBelle has long sought to collaborate with an innovative coffee retailer to create a combined coffee bar and bike shop.

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Nitro Cart to set up shop on West Side

November 19, 2017 Comments are Disabled

Campus favorite Nitro Cart brewers will open their first brick and mortar cafe this winter at 288 Broadway in a space shared with DASH Bicycle Shop.

City revokes Penthouse nightclub’s licenses following violations

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City revokes Penthouse nightclub’s licenses following violations

November 6, 2017 Comments are Disabled

At a hearing Nov. 2, the city’s Board of Licenses unanimously revoked all licenses of the Penthouse nightclub, owned by 334 South Water LLC.

The Doors Open Rhode Island Festival allowed the public to visit and tour historic museums, cathedrals, theaters and studios around Providence for free, including those on the campuses of Brown and RISD.

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Festival-goers tour historical sites around Providence

September 24, 2017 Comments are Disabled

As they walked into the hidden church dome, the visitors could spot some of the names inscribed on the wall, some dating back to the early 18th century.


RIPTA holds community meeting to discuss new bus routes

September 11, 2017 1 comment

The Rhode Island Public Transportation Authority hosted an open house to get public input as it plans its future bus routes.