Hospitality & Tourism

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,...

‘Take-and-bake’ expands <br>on gourmet pizza trend

After you pick out the toppings for your gourmet pizza – hot & spicy Italian sauce, mozzarella and feta cheeses, grilled chicken breast, fresh...
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Local chefs find sustainability is challenging

The chef laughed as he read the label. “Organic Salad Greens,” it read. The container was made of plastic.Chefs and restaurateurs in Rhode Island...
PROVIDENCE MAYOR DAVID N. CICILLINE announced that Providence is going to host the 2009 meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. /

Providence discusses details of <br>2009 mayoral conference

PROVIDENCE – Planning is moving ahead for the 2009 Unites States Conference of Mayors meeting, scheduled to be held June 12-16. "I am extremely...
FB Capital Partners purchased 170 Westminster Street from Granoff Realty on July 3 for $6.55 million. /

MPM takes over management of 170 Westminster

PROVIDENCE - Following the July 3 sale of 170 Westminster Street to a Pennsylvania-based investment group, a Providence firm, MPM Property Management LLC, has...

Mass. casinos could generate large tax revenue

DARTMOUTH – If commercial resort casinos were built at Suffolk Downs and in southeastern and western Massachusetts, they would generate as much as $500...
Rhode Island senior U.S. Sen. Jack Reed has secured $927,542 in Dept. of Transportation funding to expand parking at the Block Island airport. /

Block Island Airport gets funding <br>to expand parking

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Jack Reed today announced the awarding of $927,542 in federal grant money for Block Island State Airport to expand the...

Chef offers a taste of Venice on South Water Street

Brian Kingsford is trying to create a new genre of dining in Rhode Island, one that’s more interactive and can be as heavy or...
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