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TAKING IT TO THE STREETS: PB Bistro & Bar had been setting up tables on the sidewalk on Main Street in East Greenwich, but on Labor Day weekend the restaurant and others were allowed to move the tables to the closed street. / COURTESY PB BISTRO & BAR

Restaurants are weathering the worst

This summer was like no other. Across the country, sections of cities and towns were transformed into terraces and piazzas where restaurant tables migrated...

300 R.I. businesses receive perfect COVID-19 compliance scores

PROVIDENCE – Close to 300 businesses in hospitality, personal services, banking, fitness and retail received perfect scores on their COVID-19 compliance inspections, the R.I....
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO announced Wednesday that starting Friday, bars at restaurants must shut down by 11 p.m. / COURTESY CAPITOL TV

Roughly 90 R.I. restaurants/bars showed some noncompliance; Simone concerned about curfew

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island will implement its 11 p.m. shutdown for bars Friday, after Gov. Gina M. Raimondo said during her weekly COVID-19 press...

Application period open for 6 compassion center licenses in R.I.

PROVIDENCE – Applications for six compassion center licenses will be accepted until Dec. 15, the R.I. Department of Business Regulation announced July 17. In July...

Enforcing safety protocols

Is your company finding it challenging to enforce state-mandated COVID-19 safety protocols at your office/plant? No: 83% Yes: 17% What challenges are you facing regarding office safety...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT of Business Regulation's COVID-19 transparency portal now publicly shows the compliance notices each of the businesses that were forced closed for not implementing COVID-19 safety measures. The notices show that they have since been permitted to reopen after a subsequent inspection by state officials. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS REGULATION

DBR’s COVID-19 transparency portal now shows if businesses come back into...

PROVIDENCE – The transparency portal on the R.I. Department of Business Regulation’s website listing businesses that received orders to shut down from the R.I....
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT of Business Regulation, as of Monday, notes that 12 businesses have received compliance orders from the state to get up to code regarding COVID-19 safety guidelines. However, the portal does not note if the two businesses that received immediate compliance orders, which have since reopened after further inspection, had been given the OK to reopen. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS REGULATIONS

DBR’s COVID-19 transparency portal shows noncompliance, but not if businesses have...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island has ramped up its enforcement in making sure businesses comply with the new safety regulations to limit the spread of...
Dale Venturini / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Five Questions With: Dale Venturini, CEO and president of the Rhode...

1. What steps has the Rhode Island Hospitality Association taken to help restaurants stay on their feet during the pandemic? We have provided a...
AVENUE GRILLE of North Providence received an immediate compliance order July 7 from the R.I. Department of Business Regulation and forced to close temporarily until the restaurant implements safety measures to meet the state's COVID-19 guidelines. / COURTESY GOOGLE INC.

Avenue Grille temporarily shut down for noncompliance of COVID-19 safety guidelines

PROVIDENCE – A second business has received an immediate compliance order from the R.I. Department of Business Regulation and has been forced to close...
STEEP DROP: Robert Toth, owner of bowling centers Old Mountain Lanes in South Kingstown and Walnut Hill Bowl in Woonsocket, says he saw a $968,720 decline in revenue for March, April and May at the centers as a result of being closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

STARTING BLOCKED: Indoor rec businesses argue they should have opened a...

ROBERT TOTH STARTED to see the world reopen around him and, in some ways, without him. Many businesses in Rhode Island, such as restaurants, salons,...

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