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COLLECTIONS of the state's 5% hotel tax grew in October increased 5.7% year over year. /PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS

Oct. 5% hotel tax collections hit $2.1M

PROVIDENCE – The state collection of the 5% hotel tax in October totaled $2.1 million, a 5.7% increase year over year, according to the...
AIRBNB hosts in Rhode Island earned a combined $39.8 million in income from rentals in 2019. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

R.I. Airbnb hosts haul in $39.8M in 2019

PROVIDENCE – Total host income of users renting their homes out with Airbnb in Rhode Island totaled $39.8 million in 2019, according to the...
COLLECTION OF the 1 percent meal and beverage tax in Rhode Island increased 2.1% year over year. / COURTESY HEMENWAY’S/LUCAS PRESTON

1% meal and beverage tax generates $2.5M in Oct., up from...

PROVIDENCE – The local 1% meal and beverage tax in Rhode Island generated $2.5 million in October, a 2.1% increase year over year, the...
TRAFFIC AT T.F. GREEN Airport in November declined 8.1% to 324,085 passengers. / COURTESY R.I. AIRPORT CORP.

Nov. traffic at T.F. Green down 8.1%

WARWICK – Traffic at T.F. Green Airport in November declined 8.1% year over year to 324,085 passengers enplaned and deplaned, according to R.I. Airport...
MIXED-USE: Pictured in the rendering are an indoor sports center, a 200-room hotel and a conference center at the site of the former Apex building in Pawtucket as part of a $400 million mixed-use development by Fortuitous Partners. The project includes a 7,500-seat soccer stadium, which can be seen at the top right. / COURTESY NEW HARBOR GROUP

Developer behind $400M project in Pawtucket recruiting private investors

Brett Johnson is quickly becoming a household name in Pawtucket, thanks to his development company’s plans for a $400 million mixed-use project anchored by...

Big question in Pawtucket: What to do with McCoy Stadium?

Pawtucket and R.I. Commerce Corp. initially sought proposals for “McCoy Stadium and Pawtucket Downtown Development.” But the winning selection, Fortuitous Partners’ $400 million soccer...
BIG VISION: Developer Brett Johnson has proposed a $400 million development in Pawtucket that includes a 7,500-seat soccer stadium, 200-room hotel and a mixed-use development with housing units, retail and commercial space. / COURTESY NEW HARBOR GROUP

Hard work of wooing investors is just beginning for Tidewater Landing

It takes vision and a whole lot of money to bring a development project as grand and promising as Pawtucket’s Tidewater Landing to fruition....
CARD-CARRYING MEDIUM: ­Jessica Lee gives group and individual readings at her Newport business, Jessica Lee Psychic Medium. 
PBN PHOTO/ DAVE HANSEN

Ex-Fla. psychic saw a future in Newport

Jessica Lee instantly fell in love the first time she visited Newport. A then-Florida resident, she was in town for three days and already...
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Local restaurateur focus on affixing a signature dish

Signature dishes are any restaurant’s backbone. Steakhouses had better have a great filet mignon. Up and down the Rhode Island coast, the chowder, lobster,...
AMERICAN INFRASTRUCTURE FUNDS is exploring the sale of Safe Harbor Marinas LLC, which owns and operates eight marinas in Rhode Island including the Newport Shipyard, pictured above. / COURTESY SAFE HARBOR MARINAS LLC

Koch-backed Safe Harbor Marinas exploring a $2B sale

NEW YORK – American Infrastructure Funds is exploring a sale of one of the largest owners of United States marinas, according to people with...
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