Adamo: August Convention Center reopening will give state a boost

Updated 4:41 p.m.

ATTENDEES AND EXHIBITORS interact at a past Northeastern Retail Lumber Association expo hall at the R.I. Convention Center in Providence. Gov. Daniel J. McKee announced Thursday that the convention center, which has been closed since March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is slated to reopen in August. / COURTESY NORTHEASTERN RETAIL LUMBER ASSOCIATION
ATTENDEES AND EXHIBITORS interact at a past Northeastern Retail Lumber Association expo hall at the R.I. Convention Center in Providence. Gov. Daniel J. McKee announced Thursday that the convention center, which has been closed since March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is slated to reopen in August. / COURTESY NORTHEASTERN RETAIL LUMBER ASSOCIATION
PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee on Thursday announced that the R.I. Convention Center can reopen for business in August, about 17 months after it was shut down to large-scale events due to the pandemic. He also announced that the state is seeking bids to deconstruct the field hospital that is set up in the center,…

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