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DEVELOPABLE LAND: Shown is an aerial shot of developable land in the Interstate 195 district of Providence. The Wexford Innovation Center is at center in the background and the Providence Pedestrian Bridge is in the foreground extending over the Providence River. The two land areas connecting the bridge will be developed into public parks.

Providence Flea relocates to 195 District Park

PROVIDENCE – The Providence Flea has found a new home just across the Providence River. Since December, the Providence Flea’s future location has been uncertain...
RIVERSIDE PARTNERS LLC was chosen as the developer for Parcel 1A in the Interstate 195 District in Providence by the I-195 Redevelopment District Commission during a meeting Wednesday night. Pictured is a rendering of Riverside's proposed seven-story, mixed-use building. / COURTESY RIVERSIDE PARTNERS LLC

I-195 district panel chooses Riverside as developer for Parcel 1A

PROVIDENCE – Despite strong support for preserving the location of the popular Providence Flea, the I-195 Redevelopment District Commission chose Riverside Partners LLC as...
GROWING DEMAND: Co-owners Samantha Fontanez, left, and Shalika Shoulders had demand behind their plant store, Botanical Bar in Providence, when it opened in January. 

Botanical Bar owners sharing their passion for plants

Tucked away in Providence’s West End, the Botanical Bar isn’t a business you typically stumble across. Getting to the speakeasy-style plant store requires some...

Most-read stories on PBN.com, November 2019

1. For many R.I. golf clubs, fairways and greens aren’t enough to survive PUBLISHED IN PRINT: NOV. 1. Local golf and country clubs have...

Providence Flea finds a winter home with parking

PROVIDENCE – The Providence Flea will move into the WaterFire Arts Center for the popular Holiday Markets, which will be held on two consecutive...
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.

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.

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...
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