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Newport North End Feature

Learn more about our involvement in the Newport North End project, recently featured in DDC Journal’s Summer 2020 issue…

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The Beatrice Feature – 79 Hotel Openings to Look Forward to in 2020

Part of a redevelopment project in the heart of downtown Providence, the hotel will be set in the 1887 Exchange Bank building….

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Remembrance of Dan Kwasniewski, AIA

It is with extreme sorrow we share news of the sudden and unexpected passing of our Associate, Dan Kwasniewski, AIA on Friday evening, March 1st. Anyone who had the pleasure  … Read more

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New Victorian-Era Saloon Conjures a Bygone Era in Providence

Barnaby’s public house, which opens on Friday, Jan. 18, will feature innovative drinks and ‘elevated bar food,’ as well as a local legend…   View the full article on Providence  … Read more

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American Institute of Architects Rhode Island Honors Local Architects

PROVIDENCE – The 2018 Design Awards Program of the American Institute of Architects Rhode Island chapter has recognized the work of several Rhode Island-based architects…

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New Sculpture Installed Outside Soon-to-Open Homewood Suites in Providence

PROVIDENCE – A 13-foot statue created by Woodstock, Vt.-based artist Paul Machalaba has been installed in front of the soon-to-be-opened Homewood Suites by Hilton Providence Downtown, Hilton and First Bristol  … Read more

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First Bristol Corporation and Paolino Properties Near Completion on $30 Million Homewood Suites by Hilton “All-Suites” Hotel

Providence, RI Joint venture partners First Bristol Corporation and Paolino Properties are nearing completion of a $30 million Homewood Suites by Hilton “All-Suites” Hotel at 5 Exchange St. in downtown…  … Read more

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Hotel Hive Providence Design Approved

PROVIDENCE – A developer’s plan to create a boutique hotel from the adjoining old Providence Journal and Kresge buildings on Westminster Street has been approved by the Downtown Design Review  … Read more

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Case-Mead Lofts Receive 2018 AIAri Design Award

Each year, the American Institute of Architects judges projects nationwide for receipt of their prestigious AIA Design Award. The renovation of the landmark property at 76 Dorrance Street into stylish,  … Read more


The Sporting Shoppe’s Holiday Gift Guide

View the full feature in the Holiday 2018 issue of the Newport Traveler

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2018 Design Awards – Citation – Case Mead Micro Lofts

This project is a great example of restoring a fine yet typical downtown structure, renovating and adaptively reusing it into a diverse and urbane program of retail and housing… View  … Read more

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2018 Design Awards – Honor Award – 229 Waterman

This exciting mixed use development and adaptive reuse looks poised to stimulate the revitalizing of its neighborhood by providing an asset instead of a large vacant facility. View the full  … Read more

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The Hotel Concord Is the First in New England to Offer Volara-Powered Alexa Technology in Rooms

Guests staying at this boutique hotel are requesting services and amenities using simple voice commands via Volara-powered Amazon Echo Dots in rooms… View the full article on Hotel Online

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From Service Station to Modern Restaurant, Huck’s Filling Station to Open this Spring

“Fill her up,” was surely a phase used by motorists who bought gas at the Esso service station at the corner of Post Road and Division Street across from the  … Read more

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Homewood Suites Nears Completion

Providence, RI – Joint Venture Partners First Bristol Corporation and Paolino Properties are nearing completion of a $30 million Homewood Suites by Hilton “All-Suites” Hotel at 5 Exchange Street in  … Read more

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Here, There, and Everywhere

STYLISH HOTEL DEBUTS IN NEW HAMPSHIRE The Granite State’s capital city is debuting style accommodations in its historic downtown. The Hotel Concord, a 38-room boutique hotel, is located on the  … Read more

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The Preserve Club & Residences Celebrates New Range & Lodge

The Preserve Club & Residences in Richmond, Rhode Island, the Northeast’s finest four-season sporting club and community, has garnered a national reputation as “3,500 acres of adventure, exclusivity, and serenity.”  … Read more

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For Owner of Preserve, Dream Becomes Reality With Opening of Store, Shooting Range

RICHMOND — Before Friday’s ribbon-cutting to officially open his indoor shooting range and “Sporting Shoppe,” Paul Mihalides, owner of the Preserve at Boulder Hills, stood on the staircase looking down  … Read more


EVENT: Grand Opening of The Sporting Shoppe and The Range at The Preserve

GRAND OPENING OF THE SPORTING SHOPPE AND THE RANGE AT THE PRESERVE; PUBLIC INVITED OCTOBER 27 & 28. Experience The Northeast’s Most Prestigious Sporting Outfitter and America’s Longest Indoor Shooting  … Read more

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Chairman of The Preserve at Boulder Hills Talks About What the Club Has to Offer

Chairman of The Preserve at Boulder Hills, Paul Mihailides, joined Dan Yorke to discuss the club and what it has to offer. The Preserve, located in Richmond, will be celebrating the grand  … Read more

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ZDS Tailors Strategic Designs to Each Project

Innovative Companies | Architecture, Construction and Engineering Providence-based architecture, construction and engineering firm ZDS Inc. has grown as a result of its innovation. With a multidisciplinary approach, the 3-year-old firm  … Read more

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PBN’s 2018 Fastest Growing & Innovative Companies Celebrated

WARWICK – The region’s largest food maker and seller, along with a company that builds enclosures to transport wedding cakes, were among the 33 companies that were celebrated in PBN’s  … Read more

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Rhody Awards for Historic Preservation

Each year, Preserve Rhode Island partners with the Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission to honor the people who make a difference by protecting Rhode Island’s historic places. Friends and  … Read more

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Many Disciplines, Specialized Design

PROVIDENCE-BASED ARCHITECTURE, construction and engineering firm ZDS Inc. has grown as a result of its innovation. With a multidisciplinary approach, the 3-year-old firm has doubled its revenue and expanded from  … Read more

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PBN Announces 2018 Fastest Growing & Innovative Companies

PROVIDENCE – Twenty local companies have earned a spot on Providence Business News’ list of Fastest Growing Private Companies, along with 13 enterprises chosen among the state’s most innovative companies in  … Read more


Case-Mead Lofts City Living at its Best

For well over a century, Paolino Properties has been a leader in property management and development in Rhode Island. While businesses and residents fled Providence in droves forty and fifty  … Read more

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Design OK’d for Creating Restaurant, Store Where Trucks Once Loaded Newspapers

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Work will begin immediately on creating a restaurant and retail space in the garage where newspapers fresh from the …\   View the full article in the Providence Journal

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Proposed Hotel Hive in Providence Will Require Many Approvals

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Four or five restaurants, 129 microloft-style hotel rooms and rooftop venues. These are all part of the vision for the Hotel Hive planned for downtown Providence, in  … Read more

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Summer of Fun The Preserve

Aired on the Today Show, new anchor Meaghan Mooney from NBC 10 visits The Preserve   View the video on Youtube

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The Scoop: Update on Homewood Suites in Providence

Our eight story, 120 key hotel in Providence continues to make great progress. To catch up on the work at Homewood Suites, we got the scoop from Area Superintendent, Frank  … Read more

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Providence’s New Mare Restaurant a Lovely Experience up on the Roof

While winter raged on, construction was humming along atop 229 Waterman St., at what would be the new Mare Rooftop restaurant… View the full article at Providence Journal

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ZDS Helps Develop Hotel Concord in New Hampshire’s Capital City

Architecture and interior design firm ZDS was involved in the development of the 38-room Hotel Concord in New Hampshire, slated to open in August. View the full article at Hotel  … Read more

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Westminster’s Providence Journal and Kresge Buildings Planned for Hotel Renovation

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  … Read more

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GALLERY: 3 new Providence, Cranston Dining Experiences

We feature three new restaurants in Providence and Cranston. The Mare Rooftop in Providence offers city views and an appealing menu of seafood, brick oven pizza and pretty cocktails. Big  … Read more

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Editorial: Downtown is a Hive of Activity

With multiple construction projects underway in Providence, it is hard not to feel that the capital city has finally regained the momentum of its renaissance two decades ago. It is  … Read more

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Project Update: The Hotel Concord

Simchik Planning & Development is providing project management services for The Hotel Concord, a 38-room boutique hotel offering a new level of classic elegance and comfortable sophistication to visitors of the  … Read more

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Historic Providence Buildings Could get a Microloft-Hotel Makeover

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A new microloft-style hotel is being planned in downtown Providence, at the site of two historical buildings on Westminster Street that were purchased Friday for $4.3 million. CEO  … Read more

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Providence Design Panel Delays Waivers for Fox Point Project

PROVIDENCE — Although members said they were happy with the overall design, the Downtown Design Review Committee ended up delaying action Monday on a proposed new five-story mixed-use building at  … Read more

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Architect Seeks Design Change for Cherry & Webb Building

PROVIDENCE – While office space in the Cherry & Webb building, at 275 Westminster St., is largely leased, the retail tenants at street level are empty and the spaces historically  … Read more

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Five-Story Building Proposed for Fox Point Neighborhood Near I-195

PROVIDENCE – A building of 44 condominium units and retail space is being proposed for a surface parking lot near Interstate 195 and South Water Street in the Fox Point  … Read more

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Proposed Building Scaled Down Near Providence’s N. Main Street

PROVIDENCE — The plan for the second phase of the Edge College Hill development on Canal Street has been changed to reduce the height in the section of the building  … Read more

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Revised Design for Thayer Street Building to Come Before Providence City Plan Commission

PROVIDENCE – The developer of a building that will become the home of the Jonathan M. Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship at Brown University will return to the city on Wednesday  … Read more

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Providence Has Several Tax-Stabilization Policies to Woo Developers

New residents already have started moving into one of downtown Providence’s oldest commercial buildings, occupying efficient, modern apartments that have taken spaces once afforded to a jeweler, a barber and  … Read more

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Future Farm Provides Rhode Island Update and Announces Speaking Engagement at Thought Leadership in the Dominican Republic

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, April 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Future Farm Technologies Inc. (the “Company” or “Future Farm”) (CSE: FFT) (OTCQX: FFRMF) is pleased to announce that it has completed the preliminary  … Read more

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Developers Behind Two Large Projects in Providence Reach Lofty Goals

PROVIDENCE — The first days of spring are marking important milestones for two new apartment developments in downtown Providence. On Wednesday morning, ironworkers braved the whipping winds for a topping-off  … Read more

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Case-Mead Lofts Building Renovation Nearly Complete, Strong Demand for Micro-Units

PROVIDENCE – Demand for downtown micro-lofts at the nearly completed Case-Mead Lofts building has been stronger than expected, according to Joseph R. Paolino Jr. Monday. The building will include a  … Read more

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Westminister St. Residential/Retail Project Gets Go-Ahead

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — As disapproving residents looked on, the City Plan Commission voted 4 to 1 Tuesday night to approve the preliminary plan for a five-story mixed-use building at 1292  … Read more

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Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship Plans for Dedicated New Home on Thayer Street

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — The Jonathan M. Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship at Brown University, which launched in 2016 with a mission to make entrepreneurship an essential part of the  … Read more

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Up They Go Hotels and Residency Rates are Steadily Climbing in Providence

Like competitors at a Monopoly board, developers are planning new hotels in Providence at a breakneck pace that could increase the number of rooms for rent in the city by  … Read more

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1292 Westminster Project Design OK’d by Providence Historic District Commission

PROVIDENCE — In a 5-2 vote, the city’s Historic District Commission gave final design approval Thursday night to a new five-story, mixed-use building at 1292 Westminster St.   View full  … Read more


Capital Commons Owner Developing Boutique Hotel

Visitors to the Capital City will soon have a chance to stay the night in the heart of downtown. Michael Simchik, owner of the Capital Commons building on South Main  … Read more

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New Construction August 2017

Rumford Center, Building No. 11 20 Newman Ave., East Providence New England Construction and Peregrine Group LLC are teaming to create 80 residential apartments in East Providence at Rumford Center,  … Read more

Out With the New, in With …

A new apartment building planned for Westminster Street outside of downtown, well beyond Route 95, is going through the design process. The Journal’s story, “5-story building gets go-ahead in Providence”  … Read more

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Mixed Use Meets Resistance in City’s West End

Historical districts are among the trickiest areas to build in the capital city, due to layers of requirements designed to protect the unique physical character of the neighborhoods. Michael H.  … Read more

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Former ‘Endangered Structure’ in Wayland Square Undergoing Redevelopment

PROVIDENCE – A prominent building in Wayland Square is undergoing a final phase of redevelopment. The 1940s-era office building, at 229 Waterman St., is being converted to five levels of  … Read more

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5 new Providence Hotels could open in 2018 + map

In a city of just over 20 square miles, there will be 19 hotels come 2019, contractors say. Five new downtown hotel projects hope to add 633 hotel rooms to  … Read more

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Giant dirt pile will stabilize site slated for Providence hotel

Before developers can build an 8-story Homewood Suites hotel, the heavy load of dirt will compress the triangular lot near Kennedy Plaza, which sits atop a geological meatloaf of construction  … Read more

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Four hotels are planned for Providence

If you think downtown has too many hotels, brace yourself, because next year you’re likely to see three or four more going up. One area where the city is lacking  … Read more


40 Under Forty

Providence Business News has chosen the winners for its 12th 40 Under Forty program, to be honored Thursday, July 21, at Aldrich Mansion in Warwick. The women and men to  … Read more

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15 Best Architects in Providence

From the College Hill neighborhood to a newly re-energized downtown, the architecture of Providence showcases exemplary residential, industrial, commercial, and educational buildings. One of the oldest cities in the United  … Read more

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Tocci Building breaks ground on $21m Hilton Homewood Suites

Tocci Building Companies participated in the official groundbreaking of the new Hilton Homewood Suites Hotel at 1 Washington Sq., on February 29. Tocci will provide construction management services on behalf  … Read more


Micro-Lofts, Retail Space Proposed for Dorrance Street Building

PROVIDENCE – A largely vacant, five-story office building in downtown Providence could be converted beginning this summer to 44 micro-loft apartments with ground-level retail, under a proposal advanced by property  … Read more

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Panel backs plan for 8-story hotel in Providence

PROVIDENCE — After decades of rejected or abandoned plans, a hotel may finally be built on the grassy triangular lot at Memorial Boulevard and Steeple Street, the site of many  … Read more


Extended-stay hotel approved for long-vacant downtown parcel

PROVIDENCE – First Bristol Corp. of Fall River has received final approval for construction of an eight-story, all-suites hotel on the triangular lot in the Capital Center District. The property,  … Read more