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I came accross this page that details the construction at AS220.

http://www.perishable.org/campaign.html

I walked past today and the sport bar and barber shop have already been removed and is well underway to becoming " muldowney" ( not sure what that is )

Now they just need to rid the "Amazing" porn store and emire will be shaping up.

On a side note i have been seeing the yellow jacket clean and watch team everywhere. They are doing a great job. I've noticed the city is feeling cleaner. ( also they have been taking down all those flyers which had been stapled and attached to every city pole )

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That's excellent that Perishable is going to be more than a random door in the wall. This is good stuff for the Providence Projects v2.1 thread, which I've been slacking on working on this week.

If anyone happens upon anymore info on their Washington Street space, I'd like to put that in the projects thread too.

I've seen the Clean Team way over in LaSalle Square with trash barrels and brooms. I'm hoping we're done with the snow and we can get some streetsweepers out and the sidewalks cleaned off soon. There's practically sand dunes in some areas of the city from all the salting and sanding that had to be done this winter.

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I'm so happy to see AS220 expanding. I love that place. No matter what I see there, I always leave inspired. I have many friends that have had much success thanks to AS220 being such a great launchpad.

Also can't wait for the streetsweepers. That really marks the start of spring. It also makes biking on the roads a lot easier/safer without the 'dunes'. ha!

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I'm so happy to see AS220 expanding.  I love that place.  No matter what I see there, I always leave inspired.  I have many friends that have had much success thanks to AS220 being such a great launchpad. 

Also can't wait for the streetsweepers.  That really marks the start of spring.  It also makes biking on the roads a lot easier/safer without the 'dunes'.  ha!

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I also saw the yellow jackets :rolleyes: out there and noticed that they had a good working relationship with the police, which is a good thing. Does anbody know if they carry radios or cell phones? Also noticed Trinity's Empire St location lit up last night. Is there something about to happen soon there?

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I came accross this page that details the construction at AS220. 

http://www.perishable.org/campaign.html

I walked past today and the sport bar and barber shop have already been removed and is well underway to becoming " muldowney" ( not sure what that is )

Now they just need to rid the "Amazing" porn store and emire will be shaping up.

On a side note i have been seeing the yellow jacket clean and watch team everywhere. They are doing a great job. I've noticed the city is feeling cleaner. ( also they have been taking down all those flyers which had been stapled and attached to every city pole )

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Mike, Muldowny's is the bar right next to AS220. Their moving 2 doors up. I think Muldowny's old spot will go to Pershiable Theater, but I could be wrong.

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AS220 announced that they will be closing their cafe for May and June as part of their expansion.

"Wed, 13 Apr 2005

Don't be sad...

...but AS220's cafe and performance space will be closed for May and June for renovations. (We will still have our second floor galleries open, so please feel free to come on up and enjoy the art. No hard hat required.) We will be doubling the size of our main floor, and when the construction is finished you will be able have a drink in our expanded bar without having to pay a cover for the music happening "next door". We will also feature an expanded cafe area with a full menu and spacious seating area. Our performance space will have an increased capacity, and the downstairs gallery will have tons more wall space! It will be more AS220 than you can handle!"

AS220

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I came accross this page that details the construction at AS220. 

http://www.perishable.org/campaign.html

Here's my page on the redevelopment: http://www.artinruins.com/arch/redevelop/dreyfus/index.php

On a side note i have been seeing the yellow jacket clean and watch team everywhere. They are doing a great job. I've noticed the city is feeling cleaner. ( also they have been taking down all those flyers which had been stapled and attached to every city pole )

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I take issue with this assessment of posters... I feel that posters are a sign of a thriving city culture; music, talks, readings, etc... Not everything can be found on the web. I dont think they all need to go. The other job of the Dosncity BID is to help tourists find things to do while they are here, they are supposed to be concierges. How are they going to know what's going on if they take all the posters down? Sure, they could take down the ones whose events have past...

A silly story I heard was that an out of towner asked a hotel concierge where he could find some live jazz. They told him to go to Newport! What about Tazza, or the High Hat, or the Hal Crook Trio at AS220?

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Forgive me if all this has been said on another thread....

I attended the Dreyfuss tour and charette afterwards. It's gonna be a great addition to both the city and AS220. The first floor contains a gorgeous heavy carved wood saloon, a generous lobby and a large "bonus" room off that. The second floor is art studios, and the third live/work.

They have a few different concepts for using the lobby and bonus room: as exhibiton spaces, lobby and shop, entertainment, flex space.... All fine ideas, but my fav is to give it to the saloon for bands. What a great place that would be, and we need more venues. The City is losing it's live-music edge. This would reinforce Washington St as an entertainment zone of it's own. Also, it would be a huge hit with conventioneers.

The second floor will be work studios, and third will be live work. All at below market rates.

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Here's my page on the redevelopment: http://www.artinruins.com/arch/redevelop/dreyfus/index.php

I take issue with this assessment of posters... I feel that posters are a sign of a thriving city culture; music, talks, readings, etc... Not everything can be found on the web.  I dont think they all need to go. The other job of the Dosncity BID is to help tourists find things to do while they are here, they are supposed to be concierges. How are they going to know what's going on if they take all the posters down? Sure, they could take down the ones whose events have past...

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I totally agree with this...

of all the things that are problematic in this town, this is the least of the problems, and in fact is beneficial in allowing people to get out the word about their work, their apartment, their free but useful stuff, their shows, etc. I think it gives the streetscape the texture it needs (see my posts on Buenos Aires).

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I attended the Dreyfuss tour and charette afterwards. It's gonna be a great addition to both the city and AS220.

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Any new use for this building is going to be great. It's really going to give a kick to Washington Street to have activity on this important corner. And it will be a new stepping stone on the path between the Convention Center and PPAC.

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I totally agree with this...

of all the things that are problematic in this town, this is the least of the problems, and in fact is beneficial in allowing people to get out the word about their work, their apartment, their free but useful stuff, their shows, etc. I think it gives the streetscape the texture it needs (see my posts on Buenos Aires).

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I posted my feeling about postering earlier, elsewhere. I think it is a valid and needed form of marketing for small scale events. But there is a balance that needs to be struck. If the city allows low or no-profit events to deface public property in the name of advertising, what's to stop big corporations from coming into town and doing guerilla marketing? Last year in New York City for example, Linux was cited for spray-painting their penguin logo all over town.

I think well placed and well maintained public message boards could, and should be set up as a way to spread the word about these smaller events that currently market themselves randomly. It would also give patrons central locations to stop by and check out new postings. Rather than the scattershot way events are currently marketed. The DID could erect and maintain (maintain the actual structure) the message boards, with a local group like AS220 or others responsible for pruning outdated notices.

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The City needs posts. Wheather on poles or boards, we need this sort of com.

The saloon in Dreyfuss has frontage on Wash and Mathewson (?). From the convention center people can look right along the building, and a smart proprieter will see the bene of putting an awning and sign on the Mathewson entrance to draw the bored, hungry and thirsty into his place. I think it will be great.

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I take issue with this assessment of posters... I feel that posters are a sign of a thriving city culture; music, talks, readings, etc... Not everything can be found on the web.  I dont think they all need to go. The other job of the Dosncity BID is to help tourists find things to do while they are here, they are supposed to be concierges. How are they going to know what's going on if they take all the posters down? Sure, they could take down the ones whose events have past...

A silly story I heard was that an out of towner asked a hotel concierge where he could find some live jazz. They told him to go to Newport! What about Tazza, or the High Hat, or the Hal Crook Trio at AS220?

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Complete serendipity that I stumbled on this topic. I do the layout for a startup event listings guide for Rhode Island called Point Magazine, and maintain the website. We try to keep the listings as inclusive and comprehensive as possible, so it's not out of the ordinary that I walk through downcity, pick up a flyer or glance at a handbill, and make sure that I include it in the event listings when I get back to a computer.

Posters and such are just another channel to let people know what's going on, and I agree that they're signs of activity in a city, whereas the poster-less alternative would be the awe-inspiring patterns of brick, mortar and parking lines. Sterile. Heck, some of those posters and flyers are works of (graphic) art in themselves. We just assemble what's out there in a more controlled environment with saddle stiches, but are inspired by that kind of activity around town.

Being near that neighborhood, I'm glad to see that AS220 and Perishable are spreading their wings and are making the investment within it. Can't wait for the 20 Fest to celebrate the renovation's completion, either!

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