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Monday, October 22, 2018

Hospitality & Tourism


Newport’s lessons for the Bahamas

A 15-person Bahamian group visited Rhode Island from Aug. 7 to Aug. 12 as part of the U.S. National Guard State Partnership Program. As Keith...
PHOTO COURTESY THE PROCACCIANTI GROUP  A VIEW from the Westin shows the R.I. Convention Center, right, and key Procaccianti properties: the Fogarty Building, center left, and in the background, La Salle Square. /

Reshaping a piece of downtown

Two years after the national real estate and hotel management company The Procaccianti Group announced its ambition to acquire and develop a “power block”...
CAPITAL GRILLE's parent company is being purchased by the parent of Olive Garden and Red Lobster for $1.4 billion. /

Capital Grille parent bought for $1.4B

ORLANDO, Fla. – The owner of the Olive Garden and Red Lobster restaurant chains has agreed to buy the parent of Capital Grille for...
MONTHLY EMPLOYMENT figures for Rhode Island for July 2006 to July 2007. /

R.I. adds jobs for 6th straight record

CRANSTON - Rhode Island continued to add to its record number of jobs in July, gaining 200 payroll jobs to bring the total to...
FORMER DEM DIRECTOR Jan Reitsma has been named the new executive director of the John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor Commission and the Roger Williams National Memorial. /

Former DEM chief to oversee B.V. corridor

WOONSOCKET – Former director of the R.I. Department of Environmental Management, Jan Reitsma, has been named executive director of the John H. Chafee Blackstone...

RIHTA names state’s restaurant good neighbors

Chef John Philcox of Café Zelda in Newport and Lombardi’s 1025 Club of Johnston have been honored by the R.I. Hospitality and Tourism Association...

Wineries make themselves destinations

When Greenvale Vineyards in Portsmouth started producing wine under its own label in the 1990s, owner Nancy Parker Wilson made an unsettling discovery. It wasn’t...
BILL HANNEY, the new owner of the Theatre By The Sea in Matunuck, has decided to turn it into a nonprofit so it can better raise funds to secure its future. The 500-seat theater had been closed for four years before reopening this month. /

Local institutions find it’s too hard<br> to try to make it...

Rhode Island audiences have many choices when it comes to small professional theaters: There are at least 10 scattered across the state, from Providence...

Restaurants cater to a drinking clientele

In a highly competitive restaurant market such as Providence, finding ways to stand out from the crowd and keep business alive can be the...

Marriott suites geared to non-leisure travelers

A local hotel development team has opened Newport County’s first extended-stay hotel, in Middletown, offering rooms similar to small apartments to corporate project teams,...
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