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The North Providence Breeze 05-16-2018

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NORTH PROVIDENCE EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE | MAY 16-22, 2018 NORTH PROVIDENCE 3 Board approves two restaurants, storage facility Planners take steps to limit impact on homes NORTH PROVIDENCE – The Planning Board on May 9 granted approval to a new Wendy's restaurant and Providence Bagel store, at 1460 and 1480 Mineral Spring Ave., as well as a new self-storage facility on Douglas Avenue. The bagel shop and Wendy's received nods despite extensive con- cerns expressed by residents of Spicer Street, particularly about the impact of drive-through window activity. Wendy's The proposed 33,524-square-foot Wendy's at the corner of David Street, planned by local developer Joe Iaciofano and his 1460 Properties LLC, is replacing the former Mozzarella's/Bickford's/ Tolento's/ Fitzy's Pub. It would have both indoor and outdoor seating, and access would be mostly by Mineral Spring Avenue. The Wendy's proposal will also decrease runoff from the site, as there will be 7,000 square feet less of paved property than currently. New planting areas, with irrigation, will enhance the site, testified experts. Chairman Peter Iacobucci said he has concern about bringing traffic onto the residential David Street. Iaciofano disagreed, saying he doesn't see any- one going around the building to get onto David Street. Instead, he said, according to the minutes of the meet- ing, they'll just go directly down David Street if they want to. Board member Warren Riccitelli said he's been on the board for many years, and for at least three decades officials have not allowed commercial connections to side streets. He said officials need to preserve the quality of life in residential neighborhoods, add- ing that he is against any commercial access on side streets. Riccitelli noted that this would be across from Taco Bell, and that there is also a Dunkin' Donuts and a drive- through planned next door. He said he wondered whether a driveway could be shared between Wendy's and Providence Bagel. Henry Riccitelli asked Iaciofano why the David Street exit would be needed if it's not going to be used, noting that emergency workers By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com Plans show an approved WENDY'S RESTAURANT at 1460 Mineral Spring Ave. Memorial Day Parade, celebration set for May 28 NORTH PROVIDENCE – Mayor Charles Lombardi invites everyone to the town's 11th annual Memorial Day Parade and Celebration, planned for Monday, May 28, beginning at 1 p.m. in the front lot of North Providence High School. The North Providence Memorial Day Parade Committee is seeking the public's help in honoring North Providence residents who have died since serving in the military. Residents are invited to submit names and have them honored dur- ing the parade. A loved one's name will be added to a memorial wreath to be displayed throughout the parade route. The wreath will then be placed at the Memorial Stone at Governor Notte Park. At Notte Park, there will be hot dogs and hamburgers, ice cream, lemonade and more. Contact the recreation office at 401-719-1633 by Saturday, May 19, to submit names. Also, submit names by emailing them to recdirector@ northprovidenceri.gov. Anyone who wishes to volunteer should also call the recreation department. In the event of rain, the ceremony will still take place at 2 p.m. at the Overlook at Meehan, located at 2 Governor Notte Parkway. See DEVELOPMENT, Page 15 www.valleybreeze.com Klibanoff Eye Associates Welcomes Dr. Mona Aoude Klibanoff Now accepting New Patients 55 Broad Street Pawtucket, RI 401-723-3400 Dr. Klibanoff specializes in primary eye care including comprehensive eye exams, treatment of ocular diseases, glasses and contact lens service, and the pre and post operative management of cataract and LASIK surgery patients. Tuesday and Wednesday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; Friday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday 7:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Closed Sunday & Monday

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