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CUSTOM DESIGNS: Brianna Moon, CEO and designer of Brianna Moon custom apparel and jewelry, opened a space in the Hope Artiste Village in Pawtucket in June to sell her creations.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Styles that shine in the Moon-light

Years spent working in the jewelry and fashion industries, a move to New York and return home to Rhode Island all led up to...
GLASSWORK: Ben Kurose, owner of Greenwich Bay Glass, pulls a gather, or hot ball of glass, to stretch it into a stringer, or thin rod of glass, which is used to apply small detail work.
 / COURTESY GREENWICH BAY GLASS

Handmade pendants top seller at Greenwich Bay Glass

The small glass diffusers are designed for essential oils. They carry just enough so the person wearing a pendant necklace can smell the fragrance,...

Five Questions With: Maria Tocco

Maria Tocco is the owner and market manager of the Providence Flea LLC, a free, Sunday outdoor market in the summer downtown that moves...
SOAP SAVVY: Elizabeth Sylvia started Rhode Island Natural Soap in November, converting a spare bedroom in her Lincoln home into a “soap lab,” and sells her product through a website, as well as at shows and the Providence Flea. / COURTESY ELIZABETH SYLVIA

Pastime now fills ‘soap lab’

The journey from a pastime to a home-based business has been swift for Rhode Island Natural Soap Co.Entrepreneur Elizabeth Sylvia started her business in...
SCENTED CANDLES: Catherine Kwolek is the owner of Aster Candle, a recently launched homemade-candle business in Lincoln. Her coffee milk scented jar candle is a best-seller. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Candles have whiff of Rhody

An accountant by profession, Catherine Kwolek exercises more creative license in her second field.As owner of Aster Candle LLC, she spends nights and weekends...
An initial rendering of the River View Hotel proposed for Parcel 1A. At right is pedestrian bridge to downtown. / COURTESY GNF ASSOCIATES.

Riverfront hotel in Providence advances to additional city, state review

PROVIDENCE — New construction of a boutique hotel on the Providence River advanced at the Interstate 195 Redevelopment District Commission Monday, gaining an initial...
An initial rendering of the River View Hotel proposed for Parcel 1A. At right is pedestrian bridge to downtown. / COURTESY GNF ASSOCIATES.

Opposition emerges to riverfront, boutique hotel on I-195 parcel

PROVIDENCE — A boutique hotel that is proposed for a small parcel of riverfront land in the Interstate 195 Redevelopment District fared poorly in...
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