City’s success attracts high-end chains<br> <i> Newcomers raise stakes in a competitive market</i>

PARKSIDE ROTISSERIE & BAR owner Steve Davenport says the high-end chains make his restaurant look stronger, because it offers top quality at better prices. /
PARKSIDE ROTISSERIE & BAR owner Steve Davenport says the high-end chains make his restaurant look stronger, because it offers top quality at better prices. /
With upscale new stores and high-end residential developments, Providence has been looking more and more like Boston and other large cities. Now, with several high-end chains opening restaurants in the city, even the culinary offerings are becoming more similar. Despite Rhode Island's reputation for unique, independently owned restaurants, chains are far from a new concept…

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