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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 02-06-2019

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4 BUSINESS FEBRUARY 6-12, 2019 | VALLEY BREEZE | PAWTUCKET EDITION PAWTUCKET – Opening Top Shelf Vintage at 27 Exchange St. is the next logical step for vintage enthusiasts Annie Schisler and Douglas Valeri, two downtown resi- dents who say they're committed to being part of the city's renaissance. Schisler and Valeri, who live in a loft apartment at 125 Goff Ave., say being a downtown business owner is all about supporting others in the area. They've enjoyed a number of visits to the nearby Guild brewery during their eight years selling vin- tage items as an online business. The two said they've been look- ing for a physical space for some time, and love how the interior of their new store came out. The store opened two weeks ago, and the own- ers' flair for color was immediately evident. Top Shelf offers mostly men's and women's vintage clothing, as well as some knick-knacks, furniture, décor and art. The former Elks building has been empty for far too long, said the two entrepreneurs. The 1926 structure has all kinds of character, they said. Schisler collects items at various sales for women and children, while Valeri does the same for men's items. The two say they've become quite proficient at the business and are using the new shop as their home office. Here you're just as likely to find a Scottie Pippen t-shirt as you are to uncover an old camera. When the building was previously in use, it held commercial tenants on the first floor and Elks activities on the upper floors. It is located a few doors down from the Beswick build- ing, which is being renovated by a group of local developers. Valeri said he and Schisler have been in Pawtucket for some time, working for various local companies, and have a great understanding of the city's people and places. They said they love this city and are commit- ted to seeing it succeed, despite some disappointments on the business front in recent months. Both said they're excited about what new breweries have done for the city and about the impact of a coming train station up the road and near their home. Schisler said Valeri is a "great dig- ger," finding all sorts of great items all over the region. Both said they're excited about the ongoing resurgence in interest around vintage items, saying people old and young are looking for unique items that make a statement and are different from what everyone else is wearing. The chances of someone else showing up at the same party with an item pur- chased here are slim to none, they said. These aren't items you can just buy at the mall. Nostalgia and memories also play a huge role in the shopping experience, they said. The owners said they live their business, emphasizing that it's part of their lifestyle. Here someone can touch, feel and try something on, they said, and the older items are just made better, so how it fits now will remain unchanged after going through the washing machine. A table of $10 vintage t-shirts is one of the areas of the store meant to let customers know that there are afford- able finds. There's everything from $5 items to $100 items here, they said. Parking is available on the street behind the store. The City Council approved a sec- ondhand shop license for Top Shelf Vintage on Jan. 23. For more on Top Shelf Vintage, or for around-the-clock purchases, visit www.topshelfvintageco.com or www. closetconsignment.etsy.com . Top Shelf Vintage fills old Elks space in downtown By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com BREEZE PHOTO BY ETHAN SHOREY ANNIE SCHISLER and DOUGLAS VALERI have opened Top Shelf Vintage, a store full of quality vintage products, at 27 Exchange St. in downtown Pawtucket. Credit unions reach merger agreement PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island Credit Union and Alliance Blackstone Valley Federal Credit Union of Pawtucket have reached a merger agreement subject to the approval of the Alliance Blackstone Valley Federal Credit Union membership and regulatory agencies. The combined institu- tion will operate under the Rhode Island Credit Union name. With final approval of the merger, Alliance Blackstone Valley Federal Credit Union's $30 million in assets will be assumed by Rhode Island Credit Union. Alliance Blackstone Valley Federal Credit Union has approximately 2,800 members and operates one branch in Pawtucket. "Upon completion of the merger, Alliance Blackstone Valley Federal Credit Union members will enjoy added convenience at our five statewide branches and ATM loca- tions; access to a nationwide net- work of surcharge-free ATMs; and a host of free online and mobile banking services," said Rhode Island Credit Union President and CEO David B. Suvall. "Rhode Island Credit Union fully intends to continue business at the Alliance Blackstone Valley Federal Credit Union location at 594 Central Ave., Pawtucket." Both credit unions will now seek regulatory approval from the National Credit Union Administration and the Rhode Island Department of Business Regulation. Alliance Blackstone Valley Federal Credit Union will also seek approval from their membership. Live2Lead Conference Feb. 7 at Kirkbrae LINCOLN – A Live2Lead Conference will be held at Kirkbrae Country Club, 194 Old River Road, on Thursday, Feb. 7. The event starts at 8:30 a.m. with several well-known business people discussing their lives and the collec- tive impact of what they have learned through their respective experiences has done for each of them. Doors open at 7:30 a.m. for regis- tration, the simulcast begins promptly at 8:30 a.m. and continues until 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $99 each and may be purchased online at https://tinyurl. com/y8cbsob3 . For additional details, contact Diane Caine at 401-255-3620. do you know? You're holding 1 newspaper, but we fi ll 5 every week! They're all at valleybreeze.com STATE OF RHODE ISLAND AND PROVIDENCE PLANTATIONS FAMILY COURT NOTICE TO THE NEWSPAPER DR-15 PROVIDENCE, SC P2018-2449 OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE FAMILY COURT WHEREAS, Mr. Domingo Polanco, of the City of Providence, in the County of Providence has filed a miscellaneous petition in said office demanding shared legal custody of the minor children from Ms. Alba Iris Rodriguez PURSUANT TO R.I.G.L. 15- 5-6.1, AND ALL OTHER RELIEF AS THIS COURT MAY DEEM JUST. Now, therefore, you said DEFENDANT are hereby summoned to answer, if you shall see fit, before the Family Court, to be held at Providence, within the County of Providence on the 11th day of March, 2019, then and there to answer said complaint. FAILURE TO APPEAR WILL RESULT IN DEFAULT AND DEFENDANT WILL BE DENIED ALIMONY. Witness the Seal of the Family Court at Providence on this 1st day of February, 2019. Ronald J. Pagliarini Administrator/Clerk STATE OF RHODE ISLAND AND PROVIDENCE PLANTATIONS FAMILY COURT NOTICE TO THE NEWSPAPER DR-15 PROVIDENCE, SC P2019-0284 OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE FAMILY COURT WHEREAS, Mr. Jose Paulino, of the City of Providence, in the County of Providence has filed a miscellaneous petition in said office demanding shared legal custody of the minor children from Ms. Johanna Martinez, PURSUANT TO R.I.G.L. 15- 5-6.1, AND ALL OTHER RELIEF AS THIS COURT MAY DEEM JUST. Now, therefore, you said DEFENDANT are hereby summoned to answer, if you shall see fit, before the Family Court, to be held at Providence, within the County of Providence on the 29th day of March, 2019, then and there to answer said complaint. FAILURE TO APPEAR WILL RESULT IN DEFAULT AND DEFENDANT WILL BE DENIED ALIMONY. Witness the Seal of the Family Court at Providence on this 1st day of February, 2019. Ronald J. Pagliarini Administrator/Clerk A Request For Proposal (RFP) will be opened by the North Providence School Department soliciting proposals for Snow Removal Services to be provided over a 3 year school term. The request for proposal will be issued on 2/14/18 for 21 days. The proposal due date and opening tentatively scheduled for March 7, 2019 at 10 a.m. at the School Department Central Administration Building. It is anticipated that the potential contract will be awarded by the North Providence School Committee during the March 27, 2019 meeting @ 6:30 p.m.

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