Downtown Providence grocery store aiming for late summer opening

Updated at 8:57 p.m.

RORY’S MARKET AND KITCHEN, a Massachusetts-based organic market and grocery store, is slated to open its downtown Providence location in late summer after experiencing supply chain delays. / PBN FILE PHOTO/WILLIAM HAMILTON
PROVIDENCE – An organic market and grocery store is now slated to open in downtown Providence by the end of the summer, after supply chain snafus postponed its original launch. Arnold “Buff” Chace Jr., founder and managing partner for Cornish Associates LP, which is a joint venture partner on the property that will house Rory's…

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  1. What downtown Providence needs is a large full service supermarket of about 15-18,000 square feet of space, not a specialty, organic grocer with high prices. San Diego can serve as a aspirational model for Providence as its downtown has two large supermarkets – Ralphs and Albertson’s – and several specialty stores.