Most-read stories on PBN.com, Oct. 2018

COURTESY LEISURE INVESTMENT PROPERTIES GROUP OF MARCUS & MILLICHAP REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT SERVICES
COURTESY LEISURE INVESTMENT PROPERTIES GROUP OF MARCUS & MILLICHAP REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT SERVICES

1. Metacomet Country Club in East Providence listed for sale. POSTED ONLINE: OCT. 18. Metacomet Country Club is on the market, listed for $3.5 million, according to a brokerage based in Tampa, Fla., that specializes in golf resorts, planned communities and marinas. pbn.com/metacomet-country-club-in-east-providence-listed-for-sale

 

 

 

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COURTESY CORNISH ASSOCIATES
COURTESY CORNISH ASSOCIATES

2. Site work for new commercial building, The Nightingale, begins in Providence. POSTED ONLINE: OCT. 17. A $52 million project that will place a six-story building on a city block downtown has entered the pre-construction phase, with the demolition of a small building on Fountain Street. pbn.com/site-work-for-new-commercial-building-the-nightingale-begins-in-providence

BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ CHRISTOPHER DITTS
BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ CHRISTOPHER DITTS

 

3. Nordstrom shuttering Providence Place store. POSTED ONLINE: OCT. 9. Nordstrom Inc. will close its Providence Place mall location on Jan. 5, the company announced. pbn.com/nordstrom-shuttering-providence-place-store

 

COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND/NORA LEWIS
COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND/NORA LEWIS

4. Five Questions With: Gerald Williams. POSTED ONLINE: OCT. 5. Having held the position for 20 years, Gerald Williams is the third and longest-serving director of the Special Programs for Talent Development program at the University of Rhode Island. pbn.com/five-questions-with-gerald-williams

 

 

5. 3 R.I. schools named 2018 Blue Ribbon schools. POSTED ONLINE: OCT. 1. Three Rhode Island schools were designated as National Blue Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Department of Education, the R.I. Department of Education announced. pbn.com/3-r-i-schools-named-2018-blue-ribbon-schools

6. Dryvit Systems to open new manufacturing plant, plans workforce expansion. POSTED ONLINE: OCT. 1 pbn.com/dryvit-systems-to-open-new-manufacturing-plant-plans-workforce-expansion

7. Caffe Dolce Vita to bid arrivederci to Federal Hill. POSTED ONLINE: OCT. 3 pbn.com/caffe-dolce-vita-to-bid-arrivederci-to-federal-hill

8. Given the departure of the Pawtucket Red Sox to Worcester, Mass., should the state create specific tax incentives to help Pawtucket redevelop its downtown? POSTED ONLINE: OCT. 12 pbn.com/given-the-departure-of-the-pawtucket-red-sox-to-worcester-mass-should-the-state-create-specific-tax-incentives-to-help-pawtucket-redevelop-its-downtown

9. Despite some permitting improvements, developers often ‘going nowhere fast’ in Providence. PUBLISHED IN PRINT: OCT. 26 pbn.com/despite-some-permitting-improvements-developers-often-going-nowhere-fast-in-providence

10. 40% of R.I. Promise students did not return for year two. POSTED ONLINE: SEPT. 28 pbn.com/40-of-r-i-promise-students-did-not-return-for-year-two