Vision for revitalizing Providence’s west side emerges

AROUND THE BLOCK: Erik Bright, a developer of the former Eastern Butcher Block Corp. mill project, says the creative economy is sustaining economic growth in the U.S. / PBN PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD
AROUND THE BLOCK: Erik Bright, a developer of the former Eastern Butcher Block Corp. mill project, says the creative economy is sustaining economic growth in the U.S. / PBN PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD
Organizers of the grassroots effort to elevate Providence’s west side into a thriving arts community say they are beginning to see tangible evidence that their vision could come to fruition. Attempts to revitalize the west side – specifically the Promenade/Valley and Olneyville neighborhoods, have been going on in pockets for about 10 years. In the…

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