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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 08-05-2020

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©2020 THE VALLEY BREEZE Serving Pawtucket Breeze THE VALLEY FREE AUGUST 5-11, 2020 PAWTUCKET – Prior to COVID-19, owners of the Atrium on Main Restaurant and Lounge planned to replace the China Inn with a fairly standard indoor restau- rant. With the pandemic changing just about everyone's plans, the Atrium now will have a spacious outdoor space, complete with hanging lights to create ambiance on Main Street. That change in emphasis may just be a blessing in disguise for the Main Street area of downtown, where any vibrancy has often been hidden behind closed doors and people have often complained of what looks like a dead zone at night. Artist Helio Pacheco has been commissioned to create a mural overlooking a new 1,000-square-foot outdoor patio space, a painting that ties together some of the most well- known aspects of Pawtucket's history and pays tribute to the city's past in beautiful imagery. Owners say they're planning to have the mural evolve, with new additions and sub- tractions each year. By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com BREEZE PHOTO BY ETHAN SHOREY Workers last Friday pour cement as they install a new lightpole next to the patio at ATRIUM ON MAIN, a restaurant taking over the former China Inn space on Main Street in Pawtucket. On the wall at rear is an in-progress new mural paying tribute to the city's history. PAWTUCKET – Cape Verdean immigrant Crisolita Figueiredo is run- ning for City Council in District 1, seeking to unseat Council President David Moran, a man she says has lost touch with the people he repre- sents during his 29 years in office. Moran, a lifelong resident of the Figueiredo takes on Moran in District 1 By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com See DISTRICT 1, Page 13 PAWTUCKET – Political new- comer Leonela Felix says she's run- ning for state representative in House District 61 in Pawtucket because she Felix challenges incumbent Johnston for District 61 seat By MELANIE THIBEAULT Valley Breeze Staff Writer melanie@valleybreeze.com See DISTRICT 61, Page 9 Atrium bringing life back to Main Street Evolving mural outside will pay tribute to Pawtucket See ATRIUM, Page 10 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. Family Owned Since 1926 $100 Off New Gas Boiler or Furnace LIC. #RIMP882 • One Day Gas & Oil Boiler Replacements • Same Day Gas & Electric Water Heater Replacements • Boiler Repairs & Maintenance • HVAC Service & Replacements • All Work Guaranteed Call NOW to get your AC Service Ready for Summer. stamped concrete and flat work we hanDle all insurance claims • Siding • Decks • Dump Trailer Service • Unbeatable Prices • Fully Insured • No Job Too Small • FREE Roof Inspections (401) 225-9422 Free Estimates • RI Lic # 29424 "Everything For Your Home" Please Call for a Free Estimate 100% Financing Roofing by roofing special going on now!

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