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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 11-18-2020

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4 PAWTUCKET NOVEMBER 18-24, 2020 | VALLEY BREEZE | PAWTUCKET EDITION 4 owned by Leslie Moore, the develop- er behind the Still on Main mini mall across from where The Central would be, purchased the NBIC property in September. Moore told The Breeze over the summer that she planned to partner with the Dream Collaborative, an architecture firm in Boston, and the Institute for Entrepreneurship in Providence on the purchase and rede- velopment of the 45,000-square-foot NBIC property located at 217 Main St. and 25 Maple St. The city's tax database states that the purchase was for $866,000. Moore and her partners are devel- oping a sort of "Black Block" on Main Street where entrepreneurs of color can grow their businesses together. Councilor Tim Rudd, whose District 6 runs along the NBIC side of Main St., asked Andreozzi about his plans and his previous involve- ment at the troubled Club Loft in Providence. Andreozzi said the Loft "spiraled out of control" after becom- ing a "go-go bar." On whether he'll hire security in Pawtucket, he said he really doesn't think he'll need "hip-hop security," saying he expects a different clientele. He said he might hire a "floor guy" to take care of issues if anything gets out of hand. At Rudd's request, the council post- poned action on the application until its next meeting, as Rudd said he wanted to meet with Andreozzi to get more details. Andreozzi indicated that he was previously looking at another spot on East Avenue over the line in Councilor John Barry's District 4, but subsequently landed on the Main Street location. Barry later told The Breeze that he told Andreozzi that he might have some issues between his proposed business and residents at Towers East on East Avenue. Andreozzi says he plans to offer breakfast, lunch and dinner, with lunch sold from noon to 4 and "soul food" sold at night. He said he expects to have four chefs, two hosts, three bartenders and perhaps a door- man. The Valley Breeze is committed to keeping quality news stories like this one free to our readers. You can be a huge part of this local journalism success story by making a one- time or monthly contribution to what we do every week at valleybreeze.com/support. Thank you as always for reading. LOUNGE From Page One Vasquez announces formation of Women's Caucus PAWTUCKET – Elena Vasquez, an at-large member of the City Council, has announced the forma- tion of the Pawtucket Municipal Women's Caucus. "The Pawtucket Municipal Women's Caucus seeks to advance women's rights and promote the goal of gender equity in Pawtucket through influences in public pol- icy," said Vasquez, who is chair- woman. The caucus, composed of Vasquez, Councilors-elect Ama Amponsah, Melissa DaRosa and Alexis Schuette, and School Committee members Erin Dube, Joanne Bonollo and Kimberly Grant, will meet quarterly, with an organizational meeting anticipated in December. "We are honored to announce the formation of the caucus with elected women who are dedicated to advancing and empowering women as leaders and advocating for issues that improve the well-being of women and our constituents throughout the city," said Vasquez. In a statement, the caucus said they plan on inviting women- owned small business leaders, educators, students, and women leaders in any capacity to the table for an "honest, transparent conver- sation of the issues and setbacks" women face on a daily basis. The caucus seeks to highlight the historic number of women serving in municipal office at one time, with four women on City Council and three serving on the School Committee. The committee can be reached by emailing PawtucketMWC@ gmail.com . VASQUEZ City Council meeting date changed PAWTUCKET – The next Pawtucket City Council and Board of License Commissioners meetings, originally scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 25, have been moved up one day due to the Thanksgiving holiday. The meetings will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 24, at their regular times, 7 p.m. for the City Council meeting, preceded by the Board of License Commissioners meeting at 6:45 p.m. Contact the city clerk's office at 401-728-0500, ext. 225 or 348, for more information. IN BRIEF ABOUT US The Valley Breeze is a locally owned newspaper Office location: 6 Blackstone Valley Place, Suite #204, Lincoln, RI 02865 Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Closed weekends and holidays. Call us: 401-334-9555 Fax: 401-334-9994 Online: www.valleybreeze.com READER SERVICES DO YOU HAVE A STORY IDEA? Contact Managing Editor Ethan Shorey at ethan@valleybreeze.com or call 401-334-9555, ext. 130. 24-hour, 7-day voice mail. ADVERTISING – Call your sales representative, or Director of Sales Jack Birolini at 401-334- 9555, ext. 141 or email: jack@valleybreeze.com CLASSIFIEDS – Place ads at valleybreeze.com, or call 401-334-9555 during office hours. 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Request for Elevator Services e Woonsocket Housing Authority, Woonsocket, RI will receive proposals for "Elevator Services" for all five properties for up to a five-year period. e submission date is Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 2:00 pm. at the Woonsocket Housing Authority at 679 Social Street, Woonsocket, RI 02895. e RFP package will be available on line at www.woonsockethousing.org in Bid Opportunities under the Procurement heading. Questions regarding this proposal may be directed to Susan Castrataro at 401-767-8062 or Scastrataro@woonsockethousing.org. Robert Moreau Executive Director "An Equal Employment Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer" TDD 1-800-745-6575 Request for Generator Services e Woonsocket Housing Authority, Woonsocket, RI will receive proposals for "Generator Services" for all seven properties for up to a three-year period. e submission date is Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 2:00 pm. at the Woonsocket Housing Authority at 679 Social Street, Woonsocket, RI 02895. e RFP package will be available on line at www.woonsockethousing.org in Bid Opportunities under the Procurement heading. Questions regarding this proposal may be directed to Susan Castrataro at 401-767-8062 or Scastrataro@woonsockethousing.org. Robert Moreau Executive Director "An Equal Employment Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer" TDD 1-800-745-6575

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