The Post Road eyesore that was 007 is soon to be no more. The 6105 Post Road property, which went into receivership last year, has been taken over by its largest creditor, which has plans to sell it to Providence Coal Fired Pizza.
Meanwhile, in Wickford, the storefront on the corner of Brown Street and Boston Neck Road has been filled with Pedego, an electric bike shop.
Providence Coal Fired Pizza has a restaurant on Westminister Street in downtown Providence. The owners have plans for an extensive kitchen renovation before they open. That will be the second wood-fired pizza restaurant on Post Road north of Quonset – locally owned Bravo Pizza will be opening this month in the former Tim Horton’s location at 6689 Post Road.
Pedego, at 1 Brown Street, sells and rents electric Pedego bikes, targeting the baby-boomer crowd.
“They used to ride bikes a lot,” said store manager Mark De Stefano. “Now they’re finding it far more difficult getting up the hills. They still want to exercise but they don’t want it to be painful, so this is a fun way to get out. You can go for a long ride, pedal as much as you want. Then, when you get tired, just twist the throttle. It flattens out the hills and gets you home.”
As for why they opened in North Kingstown, he said, “Wickford is a great little village. it’s got a lot of walking traffic. The fact that the Kayak Centre was right next door was a beautiful tie-in.”Pedego plans a grand opening later in October.