Sixty King, the former Imperial Knife building, reopens as affordable housing in Olneyville

GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO, center, speaks at the ribbon cutting for Sixty King./COURTESY CITIZENS BANK.
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO, center, speaks at the ribbon cutting for Sixty King./COURTESY CITIZENS BANK.
PROVIDENCE – A former textile mill, later converted to a factory for hand knives, has been converted for a more immediate need: affordable housing. The completion of the Imperial Knife Building conversion to 60 affordable apartments was celebrated on Tuesday by state and local officials. The $22.5 million project was completed through a partnership of…

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