Friday, September 21, 2012
HomeGoods' new location in Quonset is set to open this weekend.
HomeGoods is opening its new store at The Shops at Quonset Point this Sunday. According to the Providence Journal, the store is planning a "day-long grand opening." Earlier this year, HomeGoods announced it would be vacating its longtime location farther up Post Road and moving into a 22,000 sq. ft. facility in Quonset. HomeGoods will join Verizon Wireless, Kohl’s, Dave’s Marketplace Supercuts, Central Nails, Subway and Sally Beauty in the 400,000-square-foot retail development at the mouth of Quonset Business Park. The store – specializing in discount housewares from bedding to bath to frames and furniture – will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on opening day.
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Is there room in Quonset for a world-class casino?
Quonset Point may be the ideal spot for a world-class casino in the eyes of Rep. Joseph Trillo (R-Warwick), but the numbers may speak differently. A former Naval base, Quonset Business Park boasts 3,207 acres of land. However, only 468 acres are available for development and 166 of that is either preserved, under option or under negotiation. (Click here to view a map of availability in Quonset Business Park as of June 2011.) “Quonset is a busy place that is getting crowded, and so that will create some challenges,” said Quonset Development Corporation spokesperson David Preston. No detailed plans or legislation have been presented on a proposal for a casino in Quonset Point. Preston estimates developers would need about 175 acres of land…
Rep. Joseph Trillo (R-Warwick) and Rep. John Carnevale (D-Providence) are proposing a casino for Quonset Point.
According to state Rep. Joseph Trillo (R-Warwick), Quonset is the perfect spot for a “world class casino.” He hopes that together with Rep. John Carnevale (D-Johnston, Providence), he will be able to garner enough support to present a bill allowing a casino at Quonset. Trillo said that Sen. Frank Ciccone (D-Providence, North Providence) is interested in sponsoring the bill in the Senate. “When Massachusetts builds its three casinos - which they will do - we’re going to lose money,” Trillo said in an interview Wednesday night. “It’s not a question of whether you want gambling or don’t want gambling — gambling is here.” According to Trillo, Quonset’s deep-water port can accommodate up to four cruise ships at a time. That, together the …