The John E. Fogarty Building. 1968-2017. A procession of kazoo-playing mourners gathered in front of the Rhode Island Convention Center on Friday to honor not a person – but the John E. Fogarty Memorial Building, which is being demolished to make way for a hotel.
The renovation of a pair of buildings at the corner of Weybosset and Mathewson streets has entered a final stage, according to the developer, which is marketing the available commercial spaces for leasing.
The historic neighborhood, The Point, in Newport recently had its highest residential sale in two years. The Bigelow Carriage House, at 79 Second St., sold for $1.68 million, according to a news release.
A new building covering a full city block could help fill in downtown Providence, bringing with it the potential for an urban grocery market, under a plan pursued by Providence-based Cornish Associates and Burlington, Mass.-based Nordblom Co.