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Hospitality & Tourism
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Traci Butler and her husband cut out vacations after the U.S. recession five years ago. This week, the couple is taking their two boys on a weeklong trip that includes a July 4th visit to the nation’s capital, just a few weeks after touring Italy on their own. more
The state of Rhode Island collected $830,464 in April under its 5 percent hotel tax, a decline of $114,299 or 12.1 percent from the $944,763 collected a year earlier in April 2013, according to the R.I. Department of Revenue. more
Still 11 months away, the Volvo Ocean Race has captured 4,500 nights of lodging already – a growing number not only in Newport County, where the race will makes its stopover, but in Providence as well. more
Rhode Island Superior Court Judge Michael A. Silverstein has appointed a temporary receiver to oversee the Blue Grotto restaurant’s finances and assets, following the closure of the Federal Hill eatery earlier this month. more
Meal and beverage tax collections from local restaurants in Rhode Island totaled $1.77 million in April, an increase of 2.8 percent compared with the $1.73 million collected in April 2013, the R.I. Department of Revenue reported Thursday. more
Hope & Main LLC, Rhode Island’s first culinary business incubator, has brought on food industry veteran Julie Nahas to serve as executive director of operations as the organization steams toward its official launch in August. more
Earning a little more than $9 an hour as a front-desk clerk at the Hilton Providence, Evan McLaughlin last year lost an apartment in Providence because he couldn’t afford the rent. more
“One year we advertised that we were going to sell iced coffee in January, and it turned out to be a great thing to do,” said Joe Prazeres as we sat inside one of his Dunkin’ Donuts shops on a recent rainy afternoon. more
Hotel workers and their supporters said Monday afternoon that three or more of them will begin a hunger strike if the R.I. Senate passes a state budget that bans municipalities from individually voting to raise the minimum wage. more
Bread – it is a staple, “the staff of life.” It is the third essential ingredient to romance along with a jug of wine and “thou.” It is written that man does not live by it alone. more
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