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The Valley Breeze Woonsocket North Smithfield 08-29-2019

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – A local breakfast favorite will reopen later this year after a devastating fire put the business on hold for nearly two years. Jonathan and Heather Branchaud, owners of Coffee & Cream restaurant, announced this month they plan to reopen their business in a new space in Slatersville Plaza at 900 Victory Highway. The owners hope to com- plete renovation work within the next few months and open some time in the fall. The business was forced to close in late December 2017 after a fire destroyed its former location next to Coffee & Cream to reopen in Slatersville Plaza By LAUREN CLEM Valley Breeze Staff Writer WOONSOCKET – Why spend $2,000 a month for a trendy studio apartment in downtown Boston or Providence when you could have the same in downtown Woonsocket for half the cost? That's the formula a pair of city developers are banking on as they launch their second project of "micro-lofts," a housing type geared toward singles and young profes- sionals, in less than a year. John Messier and Leszek "Les" Przybylko, the developers behind the North Main Street apartment Developers: Build the micro-lofts and they will come By LAUREN CLEM Valley Breeze Staff Writer BREEZE PHOTO BY LAUREN CLEM JONATHAN and HEATHER BRANCHAUD, owners of Coffee & Cream, stand outside the new location in Slatersville Plaza where they plan to reopen this fall. The Beef Barn on Greenville Road. The restaurant had operated out of the iconic barn-style building for more than 20 years since Jonathan's father, Normand, opened it in the 1990s. "It's been so long and we under- stand that, but people have not for- gotten Jon's cooking. We are excited to be open again," said Heather. See COFFEE & CREAM, Page 16 Volunteers come together to help struggling community garden MILLVILLE. Mass. – When Mark Robinson found- ed the Millville Community Garden in 2016, the idea was to create a neighborhood space where volunteers could come together over their shared love of gardening, while also helping out others in need. For the first two years, the idea drew plenty of support, with volunteers helping to plant an initial crop in spring 2017. By the end of the sum- mer, the group harvested tomatoes, peppers, squash and zucchini, and donated the produce to the food pan- try at St. Paul's Church in Blackstone, which benefits residents of both towns. Then, at the end of last By LAUREN CLEM Valley Breeze Staff Writer BREEZE PHOTO BY LAUREN CLEM KATE DONOVAN, of Blackstone, demon- strates how to harvest oregano at the Millville Community Garden. See GARDEN, Page 21 See LOFTS, Page 21 ©2019 THE VALLEY BREEZE Serving North Smithfield Blackstone and Woonsocket Breeze THE VALLEY FREE AUGUST 29-SEPTEMBER 4, 2019 Depressed? Anxious? Stressed? Anthony Taraborelli, LICSW, CDP • Short term counseling • Unresolved Grief • Anxiety, depression • SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELING • Anger Management • Saturday Hours and Evenings Children • Adults • Couples • Families Most Insurances Accepted Now Accepting Medicare NEW ADDRESS 191 Social Street Woonsocket, RI 02895 401-829-8838 NEW! Pay only $10 for ads for Items for Sale valued at $200 or less. 3 weeks, only $25. Visit, or call 334-9555 weekdays. Deadline, Tuesday at Noon. Looking to Sell Your Stuff? Let us help.

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