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Old 04-06-2009, 04:00 PM
 
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The Arcade is closed? sheesh! when did that happen? It was a Providence icon for decades. Doubt that Buddy Cianci would have let that happen on his watch.
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Old 04-06-2009, 04:35 PM
 
Location: Saco, ME
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^ I was surprised to hear that too. I was bummed out when One Ten was canceled too, would've added a lot to the skyline and downtown area I though. You know, I've always noticed that the Providence skyline is actually not bad, depending on where you see it from.

I'm going to look at all those developments right now
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Old 04-06-2009, 06:49 PM
 
Location: Boston
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The Arcade is closed? sheesh! when did that happen? It was a Providence icon for decades. Doubt that Buddy Cianci would have let that happen on his watch.
TEMPORARILY closed. I think a developer is converting a large portion of it to offices. I think it's a single use that it's being converted to which will suck, but as long as it's being used that's good.
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Old 04-07-2009, 06:12 AM
 
Location: Providence, RI
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Yes, and if they gut the interior and destroy the balconies and the individual shop fronts there goes a historic icon. It is the first roofed indoor shopping center in the US- dates to 1846 I believe.

I'm really worried about the weakness of our preservation agencies. PPS is changing directors again- last one was pretty ineffective. The downtown design review committee is loaded with modernists. The number of stories limit for bldgs is shot. We may see nothing but runaway development downtown which will greatly jeopardize the unique character and skyline of our city.
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Old 04-07-2009, 09:41 AM
 
Location: DC Metro/NoVA
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TEMPORARILY closed. I think a developer is converting a large portion of it to offices. I think it's a single use that it's being converted to which will suck, but as long as it's being used that's good.
No More Providence Cookie Company? I had my first one there over 25 years ago when I was 12 and had my last one there last May. I wonder if the offices will let public walking traffic walk thru the gorgeous main space...
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Old 04-07-2009, 01:38 PM
 
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No More Providence Cookie Company? I had my first one there over 25 years ago when I was 12 and had my last one there last May. I wonder if the offices will let public walking traffic walk thru the gorgeous main space...
Luckily, The Providence Cookie Company was able to relocate to a new location a block from The Arcade at 15 Peck Street.
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