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Hospitality & Tourism

Providence extends free parking; restaurant weeks begin next month

PROVIDENCE – The city is extending its free two-hour parking in select business corridors to help local businesses operating through COVID-19-related restrictions, Mayor Jorge...

Newly formed Downtown Hospitality Group aims to revive struggling business district

PROVIDENCE – Amid still-shuttered storefronts and empty sidewalks, a group of business owners is working to revive the struggling downtown district through a newly...
TWIN RIVER plans on reopening its sportsbooks and a restaurant in both Rhode Island casinos, as well as the racebook in Lincoln. / COURTESY TWIN RIVER WORLDWIDE HOLDINGS INC.

Twin River to reopen sportsbooks, restaurants on limited basis in both...

PROVIDENCE – Twin River Worldwide Holdings Inc. on Friday announced it will be reopening additional amenities at its casinos in Lincoln and Tiverton. The two...

R.I. shifts focus in tourism ads

While much of the U.S. sees a surge of new corona­virus cases and hospitalizations, R.I. Commerce Corp. has pivoted its tourism marketing to appeal...
LEMONADE FROM LEMONS: COVID-19 has curbed traffic and customers on Providence’s Federal Hill but restaurants there such as Ristor­ante II Massimo have fought back with Al Fresco On The Hill. / COURTESY FEDERAL HILL COMMERCE ASSOCIATION

Federal Hill restaurants offer a lesson in perseverance

While the immediate future for Providence’s normally thriving restaurant scene is decidedly uncertain, an experiment underway on Federal Hill offers hope – and perhaps...
MULTIPURPOSE: Lavender Waves Farm owner Henry Cabrera thought “out of the box” to develop a plot of land in South Kingstown into the farm, which can host overnight guests, as well as weddings, family gatherings and corporate events. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Lavender Waves Farm has truly blossomed

Henry Cabrera purchased a plot of 14 acres of land in South Kingstown that was full of nothing more than hay and potential. And...
ITALIAN FLAVOR: Restaurants along the normally heavily trafficked Atwells Avenue in Providence have reported about 90% of their capacity booked in advance during the recently launched “Al Fresco On The Hill” dining initiative. / COURTESY FEDERAL HILL COMMERCE ASSOCIATION

Al fresco means survival for restaurants on Federal Hill

Rick Simone doesn’t mince words when it comes to the success of closing part of Atwells ­Avenue in Providence on Friday and Saturday nights...
FINE-TUNING: A ­technician makes an adjustment to a robot at Miso Robotics’ White Castle test kitchen in Pasadena, Calif., on July 9. / MISO ROBOTICS VIA AP

Restaurants, kitchens putting more robot cooks to work

HAYWARD, Calif. – Robots that can cook – from flipping burgers to baking bread – are in growing demand as virus-wary kitchens try to...
THE PROPERTY at 1000 New London Ave., Cranston, the site of Mulligan's Island Golf & Entertainment, is under agreement to be purchased by a developer, who plans to convert the site into retail and residential properties.

Mulligan’s Island Golf property under agreement to Mass.-based developer

CRANSTON – The 52-acre site of Mulligan's Island Golf & Entertainment is under agreement to be purchased by a Massachusetts-based company that wants to...

The Ocean Race postpones competition for one year due to COVID-19

NEWPORT – The next Ocean Race has been postponed by one year and will start in October 2022, the sailing organization announced on Thursday. The...

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