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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 07-10-2019

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4 PAWTUCKET JULY 10-16, 2019 | VALLEY BREEZE | PAWTUCKET EDITION PawSox part-owner Mike Tamburro has one of six proposals for the sta- dium, "continuing the rich tradition of affiliated Minor League Baseball in Pawtucket." That proposal, along with the others, is part of ongoing discussions between local and state officials. Tamburro has not returned calls for comment on whether his proposal is gaining traction. He will need permis- sion from the PawSox before bring- ing another affiliated team to McCoy. Another bid would see Frank Boulton bring Atlantic League profes- sional baseball to McCoy, a proposal that wouldn't need team or league approvals. A spokesman for Grebien said in late June that the city continued to work alongside CommerceRI in evaluating the process for reviewing the stadium proposals. Bid informa- tion is confidential and officials are not going into details, he said. On fireworks, Grebien said this week that the city and its residents have always valued the displays leading up to the Fourth of July, which have become "a Rhode Island Independence Day tradition." The displays have long been a partnership between the Pawtucket Red Sox and the city, he said. The value that the PawSox have brought to the com- munity is not just found in the team itself, but in wider civic engagement in Pawtucket and the Blackstone Valley, he said. The PawSox put on nearly 20 fire- works displays per season, with the biggest and best being the July 3 fire- works after the game. Four other bids responding to a spring request for proposals for the reuse of McCoy include: • Level Exchange, which is located at The Guild brewing complex up the road from McCoy in Pawtucket, is proposing the creation of a hub centered around the music industry in Pawtucket. In addition to infra- structure to support the entertainment industry, this approach would include all other aspects needed to sustain such a live-work-play area. • AJAX Advisors LLC is propos- ing to bring professional sports to Pawtucket with independent profes- sional soccer in a new stadium in downtown Pawtucket and the conver- sion of McCoy into a light industrial use. • Brett Johnson, of Fortuitous Partners, is proposing to bring a United Soccer League franchise to downtown Pawtucket and envisions FIREWORKS From Page One Fireworks to celebrate Independence Day explode behind a wooden sculpture of PawSox mascot "Paws" at MCCOY STADIUM in Pawtucket. The fireworks were set to music and thrilled the crowd following the PawSox game, Wednesday night, July 3. BREEZE PHOTOS BY BILL MURPHY construction of a multi-sport stadium and ancillary development. The proposal includes a new recreational park with six multipurpose fields that can be used for soccer, lacrosse, or football at the McCoy site. • Native Waters Investment LLC is proposing to build a family entertain- ment center and riverfront park in Pawtucket. It would be located on approximately 25 acres of land in the I-95 corridor. Some features could include an indoor mega coaster, children's play park, rock climbing wall, overhead zip-line course, bowl- ing alleys, a 7D theater, a variety of restaurants and retail outlets and a riverboat hotel. LEELA KOLLEH, 21 months, of Pawtucket, left, enjoys a spinning light- up toy as she waits for the fireworks at McCoy Stadium. A portion of the crowd around MCCOY STADIUM in Pawtucket, watch the Paw Sox post-game fireworks Elise Vetri Keller Williams Leading Edge Cell: 401-651-1138 Elise Vetri Realtor WELCOME SUMMER! Come on down and see what we have to offer at Silver Pines Condominums We have great deals on newly listed and unlisted inventory! OPEN SUNDAY, JULY 14 • 1-3 p.m. For GPS use 32 Alpine Way, No. Smithfield, RI 02896 All units have a 2 Car Garage, Pet Friendly Community, Affordably Priced Low interest financing options available Call today for your private viewing and see what everyone is talking about! Prices as low as $309,000

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