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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 01-13-2021

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©2021 THE VALLEY BREEZE Serving Pawtucket Breeze THE VALLEY FREE JANUARY 13-19, 2021 BREEZE PHOTO BY CHARLES LAWRENCE STEVE COSTELLO, of Indie Cycle, loads an old air conditioner brought to a recycling event outside Pawtucket City Hall last Saturday. The used electronic equipment and other waste that was dropped off will be disassembled and recycled so it never reaches the landfill, said organizers. See more photos on page 13. NORTH PROVIDENCE – Lorraine Fabrics, an institution in Pawtucket since 1908, is preparing to make an expansion to Smith Street in North Providence. A check of property records last week for the former Salvation Army store at 1895 Smith St., which shut down as part of a consolidation in the spring, revealed that Lorraine Fabrics owner David Taylor purchased the property two weeks ago. Taylor said on Tuesday that the main store will remain where it is, at 593 Mineral Spring Ave. in Pawtucket, but with the purchase in North Providence, he'll regain the space he lost with a pre- vious consolidation. Lorraine Fabrics has been renting warehouse space on School Street. "As you know, we had a big build- ing and we used it as a warehouse," he said. The Breeze reported in August of 2018 that the Lorraine Fabrics building at 593 Mineral Spring Ave. in Pawtucket had been sold, with new live/work units planned by Lorraine Mills devel- oper Jonathan Savage in the upper floors and the fabric store reducing its expansive footprint to just the first floor. North Providence records show that Taylor purchased the former Salvation Army store on Smith Street for $550,000 on Dec. 31, 2020. The prop- Lorraine Fabrics opening warehouse in NP By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com See LORRAINE, Page 8 PAWTUCKET – Less than three years after Discover Books expanded to a new 31,000-square-foot facility Discover Books outgrowing its Pawtucket headquarters By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com See DISCOVER, Page 9 PAWTUCKET – Numerous aspects of the planning process for the Tidewater Landing project are moving forward this month, as details of what's promising to be a transformational develop- ment begin to crystallize. The City Council last week introduced proposed zoning modifications and a master plan, referring them to its subcommit- tees and to the City Planning Commission and Riverfront Commission. The Riverfront Commission was originally sched- uled to hear the conceptual mas- ter plan on Monday, but that was postponed to this Thursday, Jan. 14. The Planning Commission is scheduled to hearing zoning modifications and the master plan on Jan. 19 prior to the City Council committees taking up the proposed modifications. A timeline from developer Rollout of Tidewater Landing project accelerates By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com See TIDEWATER, Page 24 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. Register For Online Courses: valleybreeze.com/learning/ excel.html Improve Your EXCEL Skills! • Take courses from the comfort of your home or on-the-go using your smart phone • "Ask The Expert" feature submits your questions directly to an expert in the field you are studying Find out more, call 401-334-9555 x134 NEW! Pay only $10 for ads for Items for Sale valued at $200 or less. 3 weeks, only $25. Visit valleybreeze.com, or call 334-9555 weekdays. Deadline, Tuesday at Noon. Looking to Sell Your Stuff? Let us help.

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