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New Cart In Town

Tonight, at a PVD Fest event sponsored by Level Exchange to bring together music, brands, and fans, I met sweet co-owners Audrey and Sam of The Nitro Cart. Starting tomorrow, they’ll be on the corner of Westminster and Exchange (in RI speak, “under the Turk’s

one providence experience

‘One Providence Experience’ At The Ruins

(6.4) This was so much fun last year. As part of the PVDFest the Columbus Collaborative and the Imaginary Company are once again taking over “The Ruins” behind the facade, and filling it with music, beer, food. (Facebook event page.) The lineup is extraordinary with

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‘Local Food’ Panel At AS220

(5.18) Join ecoRI News for its inaugural Happy Hour Speaker Series. Guests will nibble on local fare while listening to a lively panel discussion — “The Dark Side of Local Food” — moderated by ecoRI News editor Frank Carini. Panelists will include: Ken Ayars, chief

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Urban Vintage Bazaar At Arcade

(4.30) Head downtown this Saturday for the spring Urban Vintage Bazaar at the Arcade Providence. (Facebook event.) The Arcade will be full of vendors from Rhode Island and Massachusetts selling a variety of vintage goods . . . in one place, for one day. All

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Q&A With Mayor At Aurora

(3.8) Head over to Aurora Tuesday at 6:30pm for a Q&A with Mayor Jorge Elorza. (Facebook event.) A strong and organized neighborhood association is crucial for any urban area to improve and grow. Since our inaugural meeting in October, the Downtown Neighboorhood Association (DNA) has

Arcade

Urban Vintage Bazaar

(10.24) The Arcade Providence opens its concourse to visiting vintage vendors this Saturday. Many reasons at this time of year to be checking out new sources of apparel, jewelry, vinyl, housewares, and ephemera. You can never have too much (too many?) ephemera. The event will

Providence Arcade

Downtown Loft/Condo Tour

(10.17) Ever thought of living downtown? Many of Providence’s swellest old buildings have been converted to residential use. Check 11 different options this Saturday at the Downtown Providence Living Tour. (Seen here are the micro-lofts at Arcade Providence.) This year, the tour will feature The 903,

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Mayor’s Chess Club — Burnside Park

(7.9) Mayor Elorza’s chess club meets year-round in City Hall. This summer they are bringing it outside for a few sessions, so head down to Burnside Park Thursday and check out the Providence Chess Club. All are invited to match up with neighbors, residents, City

ProJo Building

ProJo Building Sold

And here comes Cornish again. This time are partnering with Nordblom, a Boston real estate development firm. Jef Nickerson at Greater City Providence writes, Cornish and Nordblom plan to commence immediately with improvements to the building. Their plan includes modernizing and revitalizing this iconic property

as220 on aborn st.

AS220 Takes Over Satin Doll

The Main Stage?! I had thought it was going to be the new Black Box, but details are thin on the ground. According to Providence Business News, Plans for the stand-alone building include an extensive renovation, roof replacement and new internal systems including heating and

Dean Hotel

Dean Hotel In New York Times

Congrats to Clay Rockefeller et al. whose Dean Hotel is described in today’s New York Times as, “A stylish, sophisticated hotel imbued with originality and the creative spirit of the Providence arts community.” For longtime Providence residents, the transformation of the sleazy Civic View Inn

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Partial WaterFire

(5.16) A partial WaterFire lighting takes place tonight courtesy of the ocean racers cruising through the state. Andrew Lindsay and Liz Knights from Cirque de Light will be performing during the WaterFire lighting ceremony and then several more times during the night on the piers

C&G

Urban Vintage Bazaar At Arcade

(4.25) Over 15 vendors of vintage clothing, housewares, accessories, jewelry for men and women, linens, ephemera, lighting, mid-century, books, vinyl will gather in the Providence Arcade Saturday for the Urban Vintage Bazaar. Rain or shine, natch — it is America’s oldest indoor shopping mall after

Waterplace Park

Low Tide At Waterplace Park

Coming soon to a river near you . . . SiltFizzle™! Dredging is badly needed in the basin of Waterplace Park, and further downriver as well. Barnaby Evans of Waterfire held a kookie Mad Hatter Tea Party photo op last Friday calling attention to a

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WaterFire Basin Lighting

(11.29) Providence welcomes the bridge players with a partial WaterFire tonight. A North American Bridge Championship, NABC, is a bridge event that draws bridge players from around the world. They are held three times a year in different cities in North America.  In 2014, the

arcade lofts

Inside The Arcade Micro Lofts

Developers take note: If you want 100% occupancy, try moderately priced loft spaces instead of those overpriced “luxury” towers. The ProJo’s Bill Van Siclen takes a look inside the life of one Arcade resident and the set-up looks pretty sweet. The Arcade director discusses why