Jewelry District

Endangered Properties In Jewelry District

The Jewelry District Association and the Providence Preservation Society are both coming out against a proposed apartment building downtown on Chestnut Street. Architecture critic Will Morgan writes: The student apartment block proposed for 155 Chestnut Street in the Jewelry District was a bad idea at first, and little–not even lopping the height from twelve stories …

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Olga’s To Close — Seven Stars Moving In

Beloved eatery, and Jewelry District pioneer, Olga’s Cup and Saucer will be closing down this month — December 24th will be their last day of business. Seven Stars Bakery will be moving in next year. According to the ProJo: [Owner Joann] Chang bought the business from Olga Bravo and Becky Wagner in 2017. Since then …

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River House Has All The Bells And Whistles

New residential housing is scheduled to come online in June, and like it or not, you will have a roommate — Alexa comes factory installed. The Providence Journal recently took a tour of River House on Point Street and many of these units have spectacular views. The place looks swell. (Quick aside: One sentence jumped …

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JDA Meeting — Fane Tower Update

(4.10) The public is invited to join the Jewelry District Association (JDA) for its meeting. On the agenda: •  Preview of two new I-195 proposals •  RISD Strategic Plan •  Results of Poll on Fane Tower Proposal For more on the Fane Tower proposal, go to the JDA Facebook page. See an explanation of spot …

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PawSox Owner To Present Stadium Plan Today

PawSox owner James Skeffington will be addressing the monthly Jewelry District Association (JDA) meeting today elaborating on what a great deal a taxpayer-funded sports stadiums will be for him. If, however, you believe that 1) the riverfront is the wrong location, and 2) $150+ million of your tax dollars should not be used for this …

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‘Water Ways’ Exhibit At Children’s Museum

Who doesn’t love playing with, and staring at, water. Of course you have to get the kids out of the way first. The Water Ways exhibit at the Providence Children’s Museum has a new look. Providence Children’s Museum’s popular Water Ways exhibit reopened with a whole new look and torrents of fun-filled, imaginative new water …

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Flame Pizzeria Fires Up In Jewelry District

Early last year, Beth Comery reported on the resuscitation of Providence Cookie Company by Secadin “Sajo” Can and family. Their eatery on Peck Street in Downcity still offers a combination of Providence Cookie Company treats using Bette Hills’ original recipes, plus fresh lunch fare with a Middle Eastern flair and whatever yummy muffins or other …

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Design Jam With Founders League

(1.15) Head down to Betaspring (a mentorship-driven startup accelerator program for technology and design entrepreneurs) on Chestnut Street for an unusual design event. Join the Founders League on January 15 to kick off our new series of Co-Working “Jellies.” Our first Jelly is for designers (of all stripes) and will be hosted by Hannah Chung and Nicole …

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Discovery Studio Opens Thursday At Children’s Museum

On Thursday July 7, the Providence Children’s Museum debuts Discovery Studio, a vibrant new space for open-ended art and science exploration with rotating activities, imaginative play and creative expression. Children will use magnifying glasses to examine natural objects, investigate sand and water, explore the art and science of light and color, and much more. Part …

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Tiny Adorable Things At Children’s Museum

Now this is how you get on The Dose. If you don’t respond to this image I weep for your malignant and blighted soul. These finger puppets are the work of Seekonk resident and children’s artist Megan Jeffery, part of a new exhibit at the Providence Children’s Museum. I Live in a Small Town showcases …

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Drugs And Gum At The Spot Underground

‘Creation Tuesday’ tonight features Drugs and Gum (Christopher Stetson Wilson and another person) at the Spot Underground. Wilson describes the music, Drugs and Gum is an experimental pop and folk duo. All music is composed by a million monkeys at a million musical instruments. Any entertainment you experience is purely coincidental. We are all responsible …

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Potential Designs Revealed For Providence River Pedestrian Bridge

I laundered some materials through GCPVD earlier this week, which Jef has kindly posted in a comprehensible format. The bridge will be built in a couple of years, on the piers on which the old 195 crosses the river. Jef’s posted some official proposals here. And has a second thread on various pedestrian bridge designs …

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Downtown planning sesh starts today

The Downtown Neighborhood Charette (whose area of focus includes the Jewelry District too) kicks off today. Full schedule is posted here, and today’s workshops are as follows: 11 am-12:30 pm Focus on Capital Center What do we need to do to complete Capital Center? Are there any changes to the vision for this area? 1:30 …

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two greasy thumbs way up (and I mean greasy in a good way)

I have to throw in on this new Stanley’s Burgers place down on Richmond Street. I had never heard of this Rhode Island institution and I’m not a big hamburger person, particularly when it’s just a gigantic ball of ground meat. For me a sandwich is all about the proportion of the bread to the …

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