Wickenden Street

Wickenden Street Under Threat

The architectural quirkiness and traditional character of the Wickenden streetscape continue to be threatened. Plans to raze the buildings at 269 (seen here) and the adjacent 249 Wickenden Street and replace them with yet another generic, cheesy-looking mixed-use box, passed a first hurdle Tuesday with the Providence City Plan Commission. Members of the Fox Point […]

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Jahunger — Uyghur Cuisine On Wickenden

Your introduction to Uyghur cuisine is right around the corner on Wickenden Street. After a few initial setbacks and closings, Jahunger is back in business. Co-owners Nadia Parhat and husband Dilmarat Subat first opened in 2017. Not long after, a fire in the building forced them to close for repairs. No sooner had they recovered

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‘Duck & Bunny’ Disappears On Easter

Outrage on social media has been swift. The turn-of-the-century building that housed the Duck & Bunny restaurant on Wickenden Street was demolished this past Easter weekend. Yes, the irony is rich, but property owners often destroy lovely buildings and beloved trees during holidays, a time when neighbors and students are less likely to come pouring

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Jane’s Walk All Weekend

(5.6) Get to know some of Providence’s hidden treasures this weekend during Jane’s Walk. Thirteen citizen-led neighborhood tours are planned in Providence during the Jane’s Walk Global Weekend Festival from May 4th-6th. (Facebook event page.) Inspired by urban activist Jane Jacobs, Jane’s Walk encourages people to get out and explore their neighborhoods. Unlike typical guided

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‘B’ As In BarPlays? — Abe’s Thursday

My best guess is that when Babe’s became Abe’s, this is what happened to the ‘B’. I like it a lot. BarPlays is located at Abe’s tonight, and next Thursday, June 24th. BarPlays calendar here. (20% off United BBQ deliveries here. Pulled pork, yum.) Free, 7pm start, Thursday, Abe’s, 302 Wickenden Street

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David Barnes Exhibit At 5 Traverse

All the news that’s fit to paint Tsunamis kill people in Bali. Car bombs kill people in Iraq. The Internet is killing newspapers. The major news networks report on these killings with state of the art sensationalism and hi-tech dehumanization. Rhode Island artist David Barnes paints this process and the result is benignly seductive. Starting

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