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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 11-18-2020

The Valley Breeze Newspapers serving the Northern Rhode Island towns of Cumberland, Lincoln, Woonsocket, Smithfield, North Smithfield, Pawtucket, North Providence, Scituate, Foster, and Glocester

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©2020 THE VALLEY BREEZE Serving Pawtucket Breeze THE VALLEY FREE NOVEMBER 18-24, 2020 PAWTUCKET – A conceptual master plan for the Apex proper- ties on Main Street shows the majority of the five parcels would be covered by residential mixed- use buildings, representing a poten- tial significant jolt to economic development in the downtown. Five buildings would be paired with surface parking lots and infra- structure upgrades, including a riverfront park. The all-important goal of acquiring site control would BREEZE PHOTO BY CHARLES LAWRENCE Pawtucket Recreation Director JOHN BLAIS and SHERYL RENNICK, recreation programming assistant, begin installing holiday lights inside the carousel at Slater Park on Monday. Families will not be able to ride the carousel this holiday season because of the pandemic, but Blais and his crew intend to create a beautiful lighted scene inside the building as visitors to Pawtucket Winter Wonderland walk by. See more photos on page 7. PAWTUCKET – One of the first proposed uses from the new owners of the expansive old Narragansett Bay Insurance Company property at 233 Main St. is for a new jazz and soul lounge and restaurant. Timerante Andreozzi, a man with extensive experience managing establishments in Providence over the years, presented his plans for a lounge called The Central as he sought a liquor license before the City Council last week, saying he wants to create an "entertainment environment for adults," pairing good music with soul food. Andreozzi, of 560 Mineral Spring Ave. in Pawtucket, said he has 20 years of experience in the business. He said he's managed and run most of the clubs in Providence, as well as Vibe Lounge in Pawtucket, but none really serve adults in this kind of way. He said he plans to incorporate jazz and soul from the 1930s to 1950s, as well as rhythm and blues. He said he wants this to be the central live music location for adults around Rhode Island, hence the name. Core Collaboratives, the company Jazz lounge proposed at old Narragansett Bay Insurance property By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Editor See LOUNGE, Page 4 Apex plan shows private development paired with city park Could Hasbro be a fit? By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Editor See APEX, Page 8 Grant funds tree plantings throughout Woodlawn PAWTUCKET – From heritage birch to thundercloud plum trees, the Woodlawn neighborhood of By MELANIE THIBEAULT Valley Breeze Staff Writer See TREES, 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 Gas Boiler or Furnace ready for winter. ONLINE LEARNING Find out more, call 401-334-9555 x134 • Career Building • Excel • Communication • PowerPoint • Digital Marketing • Women in Business • Entrepreneurship • Security Awareness Online Professional Development INSIDE Look for our annual Holiday Gift Guide INSIDE Look for our annual Holiday Gift Guide

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