Paolino Properties LP buys Westminster Square Building for $6.55M

Updated at 4:19 p.m.

PROVIDENCE – Paolino Properties LP announced Wednesday that it purchased The Westminster Square Building downtown for $6.55 million at a public auction. The property, also known as the Howard Building and located at 10 Dorrance St., across from City Hall, is home to commercial and retail tenants including Allstate Insurance, Meridian Benefits Group, Regus coworking…

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  1. There were some beautiful historic downtown buildings, with retail on the sidewalk level, that were razed for parking lots in downtown Providence. Mr. Paolino seems more of a destroyer of the quaint character and vibrancy of our city than a builder who would give CPR to our downtown by getting those undesirable people out and convert Kennedy Plaza into a playground. Well, the Pei Plan converting a vibrant Cathedral Square into a dead zone for over 50 years was something that one goat led many sheep to vote on. Why would the effects of a plan from a destroyer like Mr. Paolino be any different?