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AGGRESSIVE GROWTH: Adam Lastrina, co-owner of Knead Doughnuts, is pictured at the company’s newest location at 135 Elmgrove Ave. on the East Side in Providence, which opened in April. The company opened its first location in downtown Providence in December 2016 and hopes to open four locations within five years.
 / PBN PHOTO/KATE TALERICO

Twice is nice for Knead

Rhode Island got its first taste of Knead Doughnuts last year, and co-owner Adam Lastrina says that ever since, it’s been wanting more.And Knead...
MEANINGFUL OPPORTUNITY: Alex Inoue is the general manager of Shiru Cafe in Providence. Shiru provides free coffee, tea and juice for college students, and makes its money from companies that advertise recruitment on in-store displays, cups and through staff members. Behind Inoue is a pastry case. / PBN PHOTO/KATE TALERICO

Free java the lure for students

A new cafe has come to Providence’s College Hill with a no-cost pitch some patrons can’t afford to pass up: free coffee, tea and...
SHOW FLOOR: Attendees and exhibitors interact at the Northeastern Retail Lumber Association expo hall at the R.I. Convention Center in Providence. Over the three days the NRLA expo was held in February, attendees booked 3,052 hotel rooms and spent $1.13 ­million. / COURTESY NRLA

Convention center eyes strong 2018

In February, hundreds of members of the Northeastern Retail Lumber Association poured into Providence to attend their annual industry expo at the R.I. Convention...

Who Owns The Block?

Thames Street | Touro Street to Mary Street | NEWPORTResearch: Providence Business News/Kate Talerico Map: Providence Business News/Lisa Lagreca Photography: Kate Whitney Lucey
A PLAN BY JONSTON-BASED Carpionato Group proposes more than 300,000 square feet of commercial space on the east bank of the Providence River in the former Interstate 195 land, along with more than 100 apartments and a hotel. It will be presented to the I-195 Redevelopment Commission. / COURTESY CARPIONATO GROUP

Townhouses, retail spaces proposed for waterfront I-195 parcels

Update: The I-195 Redevelopment District Commission public meeting has been postponed. A new date has not yet been determined.PROVIDENCE – Three real estate development...
EAST GREENWICH-BASED Verdi Productions recently completed location filming in downtown Providence for "Valut," a movie that recounts the $30 million robbery of the Patriarca crime family in the 1970s. / PBN PHOTO/ELI SHERMAN

‘Vault’ filming uses Superman Building, downtown

PROVIDENCE – For two weeks that ended over the weekend, the state’s tallest building was transformed into the set and production offices for the upcoming...
NEWPORT CITY SOLICITOR Christopher Behan has released a “letter of interest” outlining the possible terms of a sale of the city’s armory, above, to the National Sailing Hall of Fame for $1.7 million. / COURTESY JUST ASK/SCOTT KINGSLEY

Newport mayor expresses support for sale of armory to Sailing Hall...

NEWPORT – After the Newport city solicitor released a “letter of interest” Wednesday outlining the possible terms of a sale of the city’s armory to...

Who Owns The Block?

Thames Street | Touro Street to Mary Street | NEWPORTResearch: Providence Business News/Kate Talerico Map: Providence Business News/Lisa Lagreca Photography: Kate Whitney Lucey

Business Best-Sellers Feb. 9, 2018

Discipline Equals Freedom: Field Manual By Jocko Willink. Progress is impossible without discipline – this is the lesson that Willink, a former Navy SEAL,...
DESIGNXRI ANNOUNCED the recipients of its 2018 Providence Design Catalyst awards.

DESIGNxRI announces 2018 Providence Design Catalyst cohort

PROVIDENCE - Nonprofit DESIGNxRI named the 13 businesses selected to participate in its 2018 Providence Design Catalyst program Tuesday.The Design Catalyst program provides rising...
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