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Hospitality & Tourism

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...

Block Island businesses enduring foreign worker shortage

NEW SHOREHAM – They come from all over the globe, descending on Block Island where they work in restaurants, bars, and retail operations, while...
CORINTHIAN EVENTS LLC has acquired Newport Hospitality Inc. Above, from left, Corinthian co-CEOs Jill Tate and Courtney Church. / COURTESY CORINTHIAN EVENTS LLC

Boston-based firm acquires Newport Hospitality

PROVIDENCE – Newport Hospitality Inc. has been acquired by Boston-based Corinthian Events LLC, the special-events companies announced Thursday. The acquisition coincides with the retirement of...
FUN-SIZED may be the theme of the state's most recent tourism campaign, but what activity did you find the most enjoyable over the summer vacation season? / COURTESY R.I. COMMERCE CORP.

Are you planning to take a vacation of more than a...

Summer's here but how much will you be able to enjoy it? The pandemic has at least temporarily changed all our lives and, for many...

5% hotel tax collection plummets 70% Y/Y in April

PROVIDENCE – Collection of the 5% hotel tax in Rhode Island declined 70.3% year over year in April to $408,831, the R.I. Department of...
COLLECTION OF the 5% hotel tax in Rhode Island in April 70.3% year over year in April to $408,831. / PBN FILE PHOTO/JAMES BESSETTE

5% hotel tax collection plummets 70% Y/Y in April

PROVIDENCE – Collection of the 5% hotel tax in Rhode Island declined 70.3% year over year in April to $408,831, the R.I. Department of...
Bruce Newbury

Rehearsal dinner make a tentative return

The quarantine has brought about much heartache over the past 100-plus days. As much of a tyrant as the coronavirus is in bringing a...

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