Hospitality & Tourism

WJAR: McCoy Stadium plans to be announced Monday

PROVIDENCE — State and local officials are expected to announce Monday afternoon plans regarding the future of McCoy Stadium, WJAR-TV NBC 10 reported Wednesday. While...
A PROJECT two convert two vacant building in downtown Providence into a hotel and microlofts is on hold after failure to obtain a tax stabilization agreement with the city. / COURTESY ABDO DEVELOPMENT

WPRI: Hotel Hive developer puts project on hold without TSA

PROVIDENCE – The developer behind the proposed Hotel Hive Providence, Jim Abdo, has placed his plans to convert the historic downtown property into a...
RHODE ISLAND sports bettors lost 2.46 million in October. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. sports bettors place most in wagers since launch in Oct.

PROVIDENCE – Bettors lost $2.46 million on sports bets in Rhode Island in October. The figure was level with losses posted in September, according...
BRIDGE BUZZ: Bryan Lavin, an assistant professor at Johnson & Wales University’s College of Hospitality Management, says the pedestrian bridge in Providence has been generating positive reviews in the tourism space. / BN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. tourism inches toward sustainability as threats from climate change, ‘overtourism’...

About 25 million visitors drive, fly and sail into Rhode Island each year. Mansions, restaurants, theaters and historical sites attract their fair share of...
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R.I. high school students hone their hospitality chops at career conference

The Rhode Island Hospitality Education Foundation recently held a Hospitality Student Career Conference for 150 high school students who are currently enrolled in a...
MUSSEL MAN: Gregory Silkes is a co-owner and the general manager of American Mussel Harvesters in North Kingstown. The shellfish operation recently underwent an online facelift, updating its website, tweaking its logo and streamlining its sales focus to present a consistent message to customers. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

American Mussel Harvesters in shell game of different kind

There’s no doubt that American Mussel Harvesters Inc. sells mussels. They also harvest and distribute quahogs, soft-shell clams and up to 40 different types...
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Five questions with Roberta Mudge Humble

Roberta Mudge Humble | President, Westerly Armory Restoration Inc. 1. You have said it is one of your life’s goals to promote Rhode Island. Why?...
RHODE ISLAND collection of the 1% meal and beverage tax declined 4.2% year over year in August to $3 million. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/CHRIS RATCLIFFE

R.I. 1% meal and bev. tax collection dips Y/Y in Aug.

PROVIDENCE – Collection of the Rhode Island 1% meal and beverage tax in August declined $132,000, or 4.2%, year over year to $3 million,...
TWIN RIVER Worldwide Holdings reported a profit of $7 million in the third quarter of 2019.

Twin River reports $7M profit in Q3

PROVIDENCE – Twin River Worldwide Holdings Inc. reported a profit of $7 million in the third quarter of 2019, a 57.3% decline year over...

Providence giving troubled e-scooter, e-bike programs another go, but not everybody’s...

Seemingly overnight, rentable electric bikes and scooters began popping up on Providence streets last year. The Creative Capital was in the regional vanguard of...
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