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Off-peak conventions and large events booked in Rhode Island for Nov. 8 through Dec. 7 account for nearly 20,000 contracted hotel room nights, more than double the number compared with this time last year. more
Red Stripe, the East Side brasserie restaurant, announced plans on Wednesday to open a second location at 455 Main St. in East Greenwich. more
More than 20,000 visitors are expected to come to Providence for conventions and conferences over the next 30 days, which is expected to generate approximately $10 million in direct economic impacts. 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
A restaurant can be exceptional without a national ranking. But when it reaches a Five Star rating in Forbes Travel Guide, the national attention is immediate. One restaurant in Rhode Island reached that status in 2015. Seasons, the … 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
The state’s 5 percent hotel tax collections increased year over year for August, but is rising at a slower rate than it did a year ago, according to the R.I. Department of Revenue’s latest report. more
As the New Bedford Whaling Museum breaks ground on a $6.5 million expansion that began May 20, a more-modest $2 million proposal to create a fishing museum connecting the nearby Mariner’s Home and Seamens’ Bethel is being pursued. more
In some ways it seems as though it just arrived. In other ways it seemed it would never end. Whatever point of view you have on 2014, the year in food, wine and restaurants in our dining-destination state had some memorable moments. While there was no one single defining moment that this year will be remembered for, the cumulative effect of a number of notable events made the year a significant one. more
Special pricing from Jan. 11 to Jan. 24 will be offered at about 80 restaurants in Rhode Island and one Massachusetts town through Winter Restaurant Weeks, with some locations incorporating a Girl Scout cookie promotion. more
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