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Thayer Street Nice Slice — Closed

(4.15) Aarrgh! Saturday, April 15th, will be the last day of business for Nice Slice Pizzeria at the Thayer Street location. They are moving into new digs on Westminster Street near White Electric and aiming for a May opening. Check out their Facebook page —

Durk’s Bar·B·Q Does Takeout

Fatty Brisket . . . my new country western name. Durk’s is great and now they have take-out service. On my first visit, I chose the brisket. You can specify fatty or less fatty. But c’mon people; the fat is where the flavor hides. Can’t

Thayer Street Fest Sunday — Don’t Go

[Additional Note: The organizers of this event are clearly assholes. They have gone up and down the median of Blackstone Boulevard sticking in those plasticized signs (since removed) advertizing this event. I’m assuming this is some out-of-town promotions company, because locals would know that this

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Informational Meeting At Central Congo

(7.16) The Providence Preservation Society and the College Hill Neighborhood Association will hold an informational meeting Monday regarding Gilbane’s plan to build a four-story apartment building (housing about 200 grad students) at 257 Thayer Street (between Meeting and Euclid Streets). PPS and CHNA have formed

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257 Thayer Apartment Building — Discussion/Presentation

Two opportunities coming up next week to learn about the proposed Gilbane apartment building/student housing on Thayer Street. The College Hill Neighborhood Association has announced the following; 7pm, Monday, April 9th, Hope High School — PLANNING DEPARTMENT DISCUSSION ON GILBANE PROJECT Join Councilman Sam Zurier

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New Apartment Building For Thayer Street?

Head over to Greater City: Providence and join a discussion of Gilbane’s proposed apartment building facing on Thayer Street (between Euclid, Brooks and Meeting Streets). While obviously aimed at the Brown University population, the apartments will be available to the general public. The plan includes

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Brown U. Men’s Ski Team Hosts Teton Gravity Research’s Re:Session Ski Movie

The Brown University Men’s Ski Team will be hosting the Rhode Island premiere of Teton Gravity Research’s new ski and snowboard movie Re:Session on Friday, October 23rd presented by The North Face, Rossignol, Dynastar/Lange, Oakley, Powder Magazine, Outside Magazine, and Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.  TGR is

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Vigilante Annie

I’m not really a vigilante. Life’s too short, and the police can generally handle this stuff on their own. But I’m hurty and limpy and had to walk super far on Thayer tonight because some jerk ignored a very visible motorcycle-only parking sign, and this

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RIP Thayer Street

I’ve been complaining about the demise of Thayer Street since the dawn of the new millennium, but it’s now officially, finally, once and for all dead. I said it when In Your Ear closed, and when Tom’s Tracks closed. And when Ocean Coffee Roasters closed.

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we get you kids

Welcome to this year’s freshman class… Brown, RISD, J & W… everyone.  You will find Providence is a wondrous but sometimes mystifying place.  If you are reading this then you have already discovered that the Providence Daily Dose is the go-to blog for ‘what to

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Another One Bites The Dust

Yang’s, the fabric store that’s been on Thayer Street since about 1642, shut its doors the other day.  Wedged in that weird, flat strip mall building that also houses Foreign Affair, Morrison’s, the convenience store and the optometrist, Yang’s was surprisingly large (two floors) and

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why women love men in a uniform

The Sunday ProJo had a nice piece by Charles P. Whitin about the rhythms of life on College Hill and the simple pleasures to be found there. And, like me, he is a people-watcher — An amazing amount of pulchritude unveils itself as the weather

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Thayer Street Institution Quietly Closes Its Doors

So, one of my co-workers just asked me if I knew when the Geoff’s on Thayer had closed. And, truth be told, I hadn’t actually noticed, despite spending eight hours of every day directly across the street from it. I actually only went in it

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Is it Z-Day already?

No need to worry about the rice shortage when human flesh is so plentiful — good source of protein too — so let’s get zombified. 8:30 PM — Preparations for the third annual Zombie Day invasion take place in the Upper Quad at RISD, 55

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tango dance party tonight

… and every Friday. The Spot on Thayer is located where ‘In Your Ear’ used to be (waaaa) and for those of you new to the area, that’s how we give directions in these parts. On the other hand, we don’t want jonesing tango addicts