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POTENTIAL GROCERY STORY: Pictured is the construction site of a six-floor housing project at 78 Fountain St. in Providence, where developers Cornish Associates and Nordblom Co. would like to see a grocery store occupy the ground floor.  

Will downtown Providence ever get a supermarket?

Downtown Providence is known as the central political and cultural district of Rhode Island. Among those who live and work there, it’s also known...
COMPETING EFFECTIVELY: DarrowEverett Chairman Zachary Darrow, left, meets with Managing Partner Joshua Berlinsky at the legal-services company’s Providence office.

Law firm shows strength in private equity

DarrowEverett LLP launched a legal-services company in Providence in 2007 that initially may have been best known for its work in land use and...
TOWER CONCERNS: Pictured at the ArtProv Gallery in Providence are from left: gallery staff members Nicholas Dupont and Victoria Rogers, owner Michele Aucoin, Susan Petree of Newport, and Luke ­Morrison of Providence. Aucoin said she’s concerned the proposed Hope Point Tower by the Fane Organization would be too overpowering and not “fit in.”

Business community divided over Fane tower proposal

While city officials debate whether to approve the proposed 600-foot Hope Point Tower in Providence’s Jewelry District, businesspeople in and around the neighborhood are...
WHETHER PROVIDENCE SHOULD have residential buildings as high as 600 feet was debated during the public comment section of the City Plan Commission meeting earlier this week, as city officials considered whether to rezone the site for Hope Point Tower. / COURTESY FANE ORGANIZATION

Providence residents divided on Fane’s Hope Point Tower

PROVIDENCE – Whether the city should have residential buildings as high as 600 feet was an undercurrent in the public comment section of the...
A PLAN TO RENOVATE the Lapham and Wit buildings for conversion to a mix of commercial and residential units, and renovate and expand the Trayne Building for a similar purpose, on Westminster Street in downtown Providence received final approval by the city's Downtown Design Review Committee on Feb. 12. / COURTESY UNION STUDIO ARCHITECTURE AND COMMUNITY DESIGN

Westminster Street building redevelopment plan receives final approval

PROVIDENCE – A redevelopment plan for three buildings on Westminster Street owned by Cornish Associates received final approval by the city’s Downtown Design Review...
R.I. COMMERCE CORP. WILL MEET Monday to consider incentives for multiple companies including Infosys and Southern Rhode Island Hospitality. Commerce also will consider an update to a Cornish Associates incentive for its project at Westminster and Union streets. Above, the historic Lapham Building. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MARK S. MURPHY

Commerce RI meeting will decide incentives for Infosys, Cornish, others

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Commerce Corp. is scheduled to meet Monday at 5 p.m. to consider a few tax incentives, according to a public...
CURB ­APPEAL: The Biltmore Garage, a renovation of an existing garage, wins praise from architects because it created a series of small retail and restaurant spaces at ground level to give pedestrians a better experience walking by. / PBN PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO

Parking garages evolve as cities seek more-complementary designs

A parking garage doesn’t have to look like an ugly box. But designing one that’s functional and looks interesting, or at least fits in,...

Cuban Revolution moves into a much bigger space

It just didn’t seem to click with Ed Morabito when people told him not mix his food with his politics. The chief of staff to...
THINGS LOOKING UP: Downcity, particularly along Westminister Street, has seen heightened retail activity recently.

Downcity retail revival in store

Merchants benefit from loan program In the past 15 months, 21 new retail stores have opened in the Downcity retail district. By the end of...
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