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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 02-26-2020

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©2020 THE VALLEY BREEZE Serving Pawtucket Breeze THE VALLEY FREE FEBRUARY 26-MARCH 3, 2020 BREEZE PHOTO BY CHARLES LAWRENCE Five-year-old CASSIDY HILL, of Pawtucket, jumps from rock to rock at Payne Park, in Pawtucket, as she enjoys the spring-like 53-degree weather last Sunday. See more photos on page 8. Hopping through spring-like weather Skate park, arcade among new tenants at Creative Commerce Center Rosenberg says project is nearing completion PAWTUCKET – A little more than three years after buying the Vitrus building at 881 Main St., developer Wayne Rosenberg has nearly filled up the 52,000-square-foot building and is preparing to complete final phase construction of live-work studios. More than 20 businesses are now operating within his Creative Commerce Center, says Rosenberg, with more preparing to open in the near future. A 5,000-square-foot indoor skate park, a new vintage clothing supplier, and a new arcade are among the tenants that have brought the property to about 80 per- cent capacity, he said. He and his wife, Priscilla Shube, have now invested some $1 million into the property, said Rosenberg, who purchased the property from David Gold for $1.2 million back in 2016. By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com See COMMERCE, Page 6 State's new car inspection system is much more strict LINCOLN – Before driving to the local shop for your next vehicle inspection, it would be smart to read up on the list of rules now being enforced by the state. Local auto shop owners are warn- ing drivers that the state's new inspection system is much stricter than it was in the past, targeting, among other things, license plates and window tinting. Eddie Fox, owner of Larry's Lincoln Auto Repair on Great Road, said the state's emis- sions and safety test- ing division delivered a digital camera to his shop a few weeks ago to be used dur- ing inspections. The person inspect- ing the vehicle is now required to snap five photos of the car inside and out, before uploading the images and sending them to a digital archive. The cameras, which were distrib- uted to every inspection station in the state this month, tie into the R.I. By NICOLE DOTZENROD Valley Breeze Staff Writer nicole@valleybreeze.com FOX See INSPECTIONS, Page 10 PAWTUCKET – The Peyser Real Estate Group LLC is seeking an award under the Rebuild Rhode Island Tax Credit program for incentives to aid its development of a $43.5 million mixed-use project at 71 Dexter St. The latest version of the project, according to a Feb. 21 agenda item for the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation's investment commit- tee, calls for 20,000 square feet of retail space on the ground floor and 150 residential units above. The subcommittee approved the project at that meeting and sent it to the full R.I. Commerce board, State considers $43.5 million project on Dexter Street By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com See PEYSER, Page 2 Wills & Trusts Estate Planning & Settlement The Law Office of George M. Prescott Esquire Rhode Island does not have a procedure for the certification or recognition of specialization by lawyers. 300 Front Street, Lincoln, Rhode Island 02865 Telephone – 401.726.5577 No fee for initial consultation.

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