The Arcade Providence Launches New Website

Providence, RI: Evan Granoff of 130 Westminster Street Associates, LLC, owner of the Arcade, today announced the Arcade Providence has launched a website for the mixed-use project that will revive a historic building and bring retail establishments and micro-lofts into the city's downtown. The exciting project, to be completed before the end of this year, puts Providence at the forefront of the micro-living trend - providing small, attractive spaces for those hoping to live simply, efficiently, and affordably in an urban center. The Arcade's new website, arcadeprovidence.com, provides specific information on the first level retail spaces and the 48 micro-lofts that will populate the second and third levels of Providence's National Historic Landmark. "We are excited to launch the Arcade's website to provide people from near and far with information on the progress of the contruction, as well as the details of the retail and residential opportunities," Granoff said. "The site will continue to evolve with the project, so there will always be something new to see." Granoff continued, "Since the launch of the project, the list of people hoping to live in the micro-lofts has continued to grow and we have received interest from business owners both in and out of state hoping to locate in our city's downtown. We look forward to working with everyone in Providence to make this project a great success."

Website Details

The Arcade Providence website introduces visitors to the project, offers a history of the Arcade, highlights the conveniences and attractions in Providence's downtown and encourages visitors to join the email list to receive direct updates. The site also allows interested business owners and potential residents to examine the floor plans for the retail spaces and micro-lofts, as well as view specific unit layouts. By viewing the first floor retail spaces, business owners may select units based on their square footage, their proximity to additional units (in order to create larger spaces), their potential for outdoor seating, and their individual access to the outside in order to provide dining service after the retail shops have closed. Since the micro-lofts will include built in furniture and storage, potential loft residents will not only view the unit as a whole, but also get a first hand look into the placement of the bed, kitchen and bathroom. Those interested in the lofts may add their names to the micro-loft waiting list by entering their name and the type of unit they desire -- one, two or three bedroom -- into a contact form on the site. The Arcade's website will continue to evolve with the project. For example, as the management team begins to sign leases, the floor plans will be updated to include a color-coding system allowing visitors to see what units have been rented and which remain available. Following the grand opening of the Arcade Providence, the website will be updated once again to include profiles of each retail shop and restaurant, as well as additional information on micro-loft resident activities and happenings in the Arcade community.

About the Arcade

Built in 1828, the Arcade is the oldest shopping mall in the United States. The building, best known for its former small shops and food-court style eateries, has served as a public passage between Weybosset and Westminster streets since its earliest days. In 1971, the building was added to the National Register of Historic Places and in 1973, it was named a National Historic Landmark. On Jan. 25, 2012, more than 200 federal, state and local officials, and businesspeople gathered inside the Arcade's atrium to witness the unveiling of 130 Westminster Street Associates, LLC's plans to bring the building back to life through a historic revival. The Arcade Providence project will bring energy into Providence's downtown by building an Arcade community with retail shops, restaurants and the addition of 48 micro-loft residences. The project will also maintain the building's historic character and its traditional role as a public passage. Visit arcadeprovidence.com.

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Contact: Jennifer Bramley, Bramley Communications p. 401.465.2213 e. jenn@bramleycommunications.com