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Chocolatier’s creations draw national attention

From “Baja popcorn” to mango jasmine bonbons, Garrison Confections, located at 815 Hope St., has something for just about any palate. And that has...
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Preserving Newport society is<br> a continuing challenge

As the leader of the organization that owns and operates the Newport Mansions, one of the top tourist attractions in New England, with about...
JEFFREY LYNCH speaks on behalf of the Rhode Island Association of Fire Marshals last Monday at the State House fire code hearing. /

Fire code panel focuses on sprinkler, alarm costs

The debate over the fire safety codes that Rhode Island adopted after the fire at The Station nightclub continued last week at the second...
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Salvadoran VP visits Rhode Island<br> to make new connections

A number of factors drew The Moore Co. Textile Group to invest in a 250-employee manufacturing plant in El Salvador a year ago this...
The HOTEL in downtown Newport is undergoing extensive renovations and redesign, mostly to the 80-year-old original Viking Wing. /

Viking turning up the luxury again

The renovations at the historic Hotel Viking in downtown Newport are not only a professional matter to Marlen Scalzi, but a personal one. After...

Restaurants to inspect themselves

Concerned about the limited number of state health inspectors, the Rhode Island Hospitality and Tourism Association is launching a voluntary self-inspection program for food-service...
THE HOLIDAY INN South Kingstown has just undergone a $3 million upgrade that included a new exterior, redecorated rooms and a revamped pool area. /

Growth comes slowly<br> to South County hotel scene

As the demand for lodging in South County increases, communities and hotel developers are trying to strike a balance between the region’s preference for...
THE CROWNE PLAZA has been completely redecorated and upgraded, with a new earth-tone color scheme and furniture custom-made by an upscale Toronto company. /

Crowne Plaza to expand again<br> right after $6M upgrade

The Crowne Plaza Hotel at the Crossings in Warwick is in the final phase of a $6 million renovation project in which all the...
DOWNCITY OWNER  Abby Cabral goes over floor plans with food-service sales rep Noel Moreira in the space to which the restaurant is moving, at 50 Weybosset St. /

A year after kitchen fire, Downcity has new home

Between the atmosphere, the meatloaf and the Sex in the Downcity martinis, customers found a lot to adore about Downcity Food and Cocktails, and...
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Let them eat cake – in bite-sized portions

According to a recent survey of more than 1,000 chefs across the country, the hottest trend in food for 2007 is desserts. But don’t...
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