Category Archives: North Main Street

Cooperative effort by city, neighbors plants trees along Hope, North Main

There are now dozens of new trees along Hope and North Main streets – thanks to cooperative efforts by the city Department of Parks and Recreation and Summit neighbors. On April 8, city crews cut eight new tree pits through the sidewalks along Hope Street and put in new soil. Then they added the trees, […]

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Cultural Survey on North Main Street

As part of our work with the City of Providence to revitalize the North Main Street corridor, we hope you’ll respond today to a very short and anonymous three-question survey to help us understand the distinct identity of North Main Street, Broad Street, and Elmwood Avenue. We hope to understand each street’s character well enough to […]

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Business profile – Runners’ store moves into neighborhood

By Howie Gladstone SNA board member Rhode Runner, a store dedicated to supporting athletes on foot, has recently opened in the Summit Neighborhood. Principal owners Bob Beschoff and his wife, Colleen, moved the business to 657 North Main St. from South Main Street, where it had been since 2001, to better serve customers on the […]

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Welcome the North Main Street Merchants Association!

The North Main Street committee of SNA has been hard at work on forming the formal North Main Street Merchants Association, a separate non-profit organization with the purpose of bettering this important and historic commercial corridor.  They are very pleased to announce that the first meeting of this new organization has taken place.  The organization […]

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Take SNA’s 2009 Summit Issues Survey

What does your neighborhood need?  Help plan Summit Neighborhood Association’s activities for 2009 by taking SNA’s amazingly quick 2009 Community Issues Survey Click Here to take survey. The top issues emerging from this survey will be discussed in detail at our 2009 Annual Meeting coming up on February 23 at 7pm at Summit Commons Nursing […]

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Workshop on No. Main History – Tues. Sept. 23

Please join expert guests and neighborhood sages for a lively discussion of North Main’s surprising past (and potential rebirth) as a sports, entertainment and retail center at the Carriage House Theater, 9 Duncan Avenue from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 23. (Duncan Avenue is opposite the Branch Ave. fire house between Action Auto […]

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North Main study ready for look – Feb. 20

The North Main Street project will share results from a base plan analysis of problematic North Main Street at a meeting next Wednesday, Feb. 20 7PM at the new offices of Jewish Famiy Services, 959 North Main Street (between Rochambeau and Colonial). Parking is in the back, enter in front.

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Jewish Family Service moving to North Main St

In another sign of life on long-dormant North Main Street, Jewish Family Services shared the following announcement: On December 27, 2007, Jewish Family Service is moving from its Waterman Street location to 959 North Main Street. The Jewish Family Service programs which will be housed at the new location include Adoption Options, Home Care, the […]

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North Main Project moving toward a vision

Public meeting on North Main Street’s future Wednesday, July 11 at 7PM at Sandwich Hut, 1253 North Main Street – please join us. Volunteers with the SNA North Main Street have been busy reaching out to stakeholders over the last few months, gathering information, ideas and input that our consultant, Gates, Leighton and Associates, can […]

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SNA North Main Group writes its shopping list

Business incubators, green space and mixed-use residential development got top the priority from members of SNA’s North Main Street Group last week at its third “Sandwich Hut Summit” on May 25 We zeroed in on what North Main should look like and what specific projects would do the most to bring that future about. The group […]

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