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TAKEOUT: Red Stripe in Providence is a city neighborhood restaurant that doesn’t have a drive-thru, but it has converted its back door into something approximating one. General Manager Mike Marchezzo delivers an order to Bill Heindel, of Providence. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Buildings with drive-thrus scarce on the market

The lap blankets, heat lamps and tent-like enclosures will only carry a restaurant so far in the winter. What restaurants really need are drive-thrus. Or...
Bruce Newbury

Dining Out: Encouraging numbers

Here in Rhode Island, so many of our choices when it is time to eat revolve around restaurants. It is one of the real...
COURTESY THE WAYFINDER HOTEL

The Wayfinder Hotel replaces former Mainstay Hotel in Newport

Building owner: Newport North Hotel Property LLC Architect: Cordtsen Design Architecture Inc. Developer/General contractor: Haynes Group Inc. Cost: NA Use: The Wayfinder Hotel, which opened in May 2020...

Condé Nast readers rank T.F. Green among top 5 airports in...

WARWICK – T.F. Green Airport was recognized as the “4th Best Airport in the United States,” according to the recently announced results of the...

Tourism needs R.I.’s full attention

The tourism sector is far too crucial to Rhode Island’s economy for it to get only partial attention from the state’s economic-development agency. But that’s...

R.I.’s top tourism job in limbo

Almost five months after the state’s top tourism official resigned, R.I. Commerce Corp.’s promotional efforts “haven’t skipped a beat,” according to the agency’s interim...
COLLECTIONS of the state's 5% hotel tax grew in July declined 36.5% year over year. /PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS

5% hotel tax revenue declines 36.5% Y/Y in July

PROVIDENCE – Collection of the 5% hotel tax totaled $2.1 million in July, a 36.5% decline year over year, the R.I. Department of Revenue...
BY THE FIRE: 15 Point Road Restaurant in Portsmouth turned on the outdoor heaters in the first weekend of October. Proprietors Sean and Carly Smith said the heaters arrived after being on back order for months. / COURTESY 15 POINT ROAD RESTAURANT

Dining Out: Naysayers may be wrong

Under normal circumstances, the restaurant industry can be tremendously exciting. Every night is a performance and a roll of the dice. Will our place...

Twin River rehires two-thirds of R.I. casino workforce, cutting remainder due...

PROVIDENCE – The company that operates the Twin River casinos in Rhode Island has rehired about two-thirds of its pre-pandemic workforce, according to a...
COLLECTIONS of the local 1% hotel and meal and beverage taxes in July declined 32.4% and 23.4% year over year, respectively. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MARY MACDONALD

Local 1% meal and beverage, hotel tax collections decline 33% Y/Y...

PROVIDENCE – Collection of the Local 1% Meal and Beverage and Hotel taxes declined by nearly 33% year over year in July, amid the...

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