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Arcade Evacuation

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Is it just me, or is $8 million not really enough to update, rehab, reno, facelift, a building such as the arcade?

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Is it just me, or is $8 million not really enough to update, rehab, reno, facelift, a building such as the arcade?

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Is it just me, or is $8 million not really enough to update, rehab, reno, facelift, a building such as the arcade?

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Sounds to me like its mosly HVAC and MEP upgrades, interior clearing, and maybe a coat of paint here or there.

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Good for the Johnston (strip mall hell) mayor! I'm glad someone in RI is thinking about attracting retailers and business to their communities!

- Garris

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I am also glad you brought up the subject. I find it really sad that there wasn't an effort by the Providence Foundation or the City to become envolved on the businesses that were being displaced behalf. Some reasonable and fare negotiations should have been looked into. Even as a gesture of "gee thanks for the 25 years you paid me rent kind of thing".... As I read it in the paper ......no one had any idea this was going to happen so soon...but...I bet cha they did know!!!......

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I am also glad you brought up the subject. I find it really sad that there wasn't an effort by the Providence Foundation or the City to become envolved on the businesses that were being displaced behalf. Some reasonable and fare negotiations should have been looked into. Even as a gesture of "gee thanks for the 25 years you paid me rent kind of thing".... As I read it in the paper ......no one had any idea this was going to happen so soon...but...I bet cha they did know!!!......

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He hired a realtor who after three years quit not finding one and told him as she left to allow small businesses to move in.

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If you mean "no one" meaning the Granoff gang, oh yea, they've known for quite a while.

If you mean "no one" meaning the tenants, NO, no one knew!

For the three Granoff has owned it not once did he communicate with the tenants. Renovations were rumored but all assumed they'd happen around them. He then gives 30 days for all to get out; nice guy.

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I visited today to get a dose of Providence Cookies (yum). The cookie ladies said that the tenants are working together to stay a little longer at least. Jeez, Providence Cookie has been there for 28 years! Arcade was hopping on the first floor. Pay a visit and check out the historic photos on all 3 floors.

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I visited today to get a dose of Providence Cookies (yum). The cookie ladies said that the tenants are working together to stay a little longer at least. Jeez, Providence Cookie has been there for 28 years! Arcade was hopping on the first floor. Pay a visit and check out the historic photos on all 3 floors.

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Arcade upgrade may be delayed until fall

Don Boehner, owner of Copacetic, a jewelry store in the Arcade in Providence, will try a new venture, merging his shop with Bette Hills

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Arcade owners delay evictions

Six of the remaining businesses at the Arcade have been granted permission to stay in America

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I understand that the Arcade will soon be closed indefinitely for renovations.

Am I the only one who thinks there will be an "accident" during those renovations (in an all-too-familiar fashion)?

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I understand that the Arcade will soon be closed indefinitely for renovations.

Am I the only one who thinks there will be an "accident" during those renovations (in an all-too-familiar fashion)?

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I understand that the Arcade will soon be closed indefinitely for renovations.

Am I the only one who thinks there will be an "accident" during those renovations (in an all-too-familiar fashion)?

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Of course that increases the footprint of the now vacant property and now you have the new Hampton Inn parking lot, here to service our customers for a small fee.

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That's just ridiculous. It could never happen with that particular building because of it's historic significance. The question we should be asking is who the major tenant might be.

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Alas, our city seems to let developers run rampant and do whatever they want, so I wouldn't be surprised if the Powers That Be grabbed their ankles and let someone tear down the Arcade. Especially once it's damaged during the "renovations."

Of course, if I want to replace a window on my house I have to go through five diferent bureaucrats ....

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http://www.projo.com/ri/providence/content...10.42cfe64.html

Love the last line, with Granoff complaining that they've been losing money on the Arcade since buying it. I continue to be disappointed and highly suspicious of all of this. What single entity would want the arcade? It makes no sense the way it is set up for a retailer. I'm going to guess maybe office space? If it ceases to become the original indoor shopping mall, then what's the point? Why isn't anyone from the city, or PPS, or State Historic Preservation office getting involved in this at all?

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