Westminster’s Providence Journal and Kresge buildings planned for hotel renovation

THE BUILDING at 213 Westminster St., originally built for the Providence Journal, has been sold. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MARY MACDONALD
THE BUILDING at 213 Westminster St., originally built for the Providence Journal, has been sold. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MARY MACDONALD
PROVIDENCE – The energy of Westminster Street and the beauty of the 1902 Providence Journal building have attracted a Washington, D.C.-based hotel developer who plans to spend $35 million on a renovation. Jim Abdo, CEO and president of Abdo Development, said he purchased the building at 213 Westminster St., along with the neighboring Kresge Building,…

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