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Adapt or else: U.S. downtown businesses cope with new reality

NEW YORK (AP) – Downtown businesses in the United States and abroad once took for granted that nearby offices would provide a steady clientele...
Cliff Wood was named executive director of The Providence Foundation in 2017, with a goal of promoting the physical, economic and cultural development of the capital city’s downtown. He’s also served as the Downtown Providence Parks Conservancy’s executive director since 2008. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Collaborate to revive downtown

Cliff Wood | The Providence Foundation executive director When people come back to downtown Providence, they need to find it safe, active and inviting. Here...
BIG DECISIONS: Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island CEO and President Peter Marino, left, hopes to eventually bring all 600 employees back to the insurer’s Smithfield headquarters. All but 20 are now working remotely. Speaking with Marino is Rob Magnan, facilities and mail room ­coordinator. At right is security officer Jennifer Castellanos. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Shift to remote work may alter landscape for commercial property

Has the office changed forever due to COVID-19? For many employers that have successfully transitioned to remote work over the past year, the likely...
BOB BURKE, owner of Pot Au Feu in downtown Providence, covered his restaurant in plywood on Friday ahead of planned demonstrations. / PBN FILE PHOTO/NANCY LAVIN

Are you comfortable visiting Providence to shop, eat or explore the...

Has Providence become less safe to visit in the past year? Not according to crime statistics. Nearly every category of crime dropped dramatically in 2020,...
SECURITY BOOST: Civil owner Guido Silvestri upgraded security for his downtown Providence business following a night of rioting last June that heavily damaged the skateboard shop. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Business, city leaders must work together to bring visitors back

Crime is still trending down in the capital city – and in 2020 dramatically so. Yet downtown business and community leaders are more concerned...

Apartments sprout outside Providence’s downtown

For all the attention on how downtown office buildings are being converted to apartments, or the potential addition of a residential skyscraper, the most...

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