Friday, April 27, 2012
Tarbox Toyota has moved to Quaker Lane in North Kingstown.
Tarbox Toyota is settling in to its new facility on Quaker Lane after moving from its location on Post Road near Quonset. The multimillion, state-of-the art facility boasts 13 acres – 10 more than its former location – and a slew of services. The move has been a long time coming for owner Ed Tarbox, who began looking for a new location as early as 2004 after realizing that his business had outgrown its corner lot on Post Road. In 2007, Tarbox found a plot of land nestled between Quaker Lane and Route 4 that would offer plenty of space, visibility and accessibility. After four years of delays – during which time other Toyota dealer competitors built newer, larger facilities – construction finally began on the new facility last year. The …
Friday, March 9, 2012
Tarbox Toyota will move from Post Road to its new, multi-million facility on Quaker Lane later this year. But, what should become of its old home?
From Post Road to Boston Neck Road to Quaker Lane, North Kingstown has its fair share of vacant buildings. Some have been empty for years while others see a rotating crop of businesses. But, if it were up to you, what would you like to see happen to these buildings? Each week, we'll feature one empty building, lot or area in North Kingstown and ask our readers what they'd like to see there. A skate park? A community center? A Thai restaurant? A movie theater? What do you want? This week: Tarbox Toyota on Post Road will be relocating to its new home on Quaker Lane later this year, leaving the land vacant. If it were up to you, what should happen to this building?
Monday, June 20, 2011
Quaker Lane will be repaved into a three-lane road for several weeks as part of a trial period.
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation will be trying a new lane configuration on Quaker Lane, switiching it from four lanes to three later this summer. The road will have two travel lanes and one center turning lane from the Exit 6 Park and Ride to Ten Rod Road. Originally, the DOT planned to take the road down to two lanes as traffic volumes have declined in the past few decades. The move is also aimed at detering speeders. After a May 24 meeting organized by U.S. Rep. James Langevin between the DOT and local business owners, the DOT decided to test out three lanes for a few weeks. “We’ll go back and get feedback after the trial period and hopefully move on to final paving in the fall,” said Bryan Lucier, spokesman for DOT. …