West Broadway Neighborhood Association organizes neighbors and businesses on the West Side of Providence to preserve and promote our diverse, historic, urban community as a safe, vibrant, and sustainable place to be SWELL (Shop, Work, Eat, Live, and Learn locally).
Our Annual Meeting is part celebration, part inspiration, with lots of neighborly good feelings mixed in. Mingle with neighbors, elected officials and our new board members while enjoying a special program that highlights our accomplishments in 2018 while looking forward to the year ahead.
The State of Rhode Island officially wants to know WHO is interested in using the Cranston Street Armory and for what purposes. Potential users could be community groups, developers and everything in between. Chances are, YOU, neighbor, know someone (or know someone who knows someone) who could really make something special happen in our Castle for the People. With a deadline of January 25 for potential users and operators to share ideas and interest with the state, we need all hands on deck to get the word out about the state’s open “Request for Information” period happening NOW.
Another accolade goes to the Asa Messer Elementary School teaching team as the Golden Apple Award was given to third grade teacher Rachel Greenberg, who teaches English Language Learners with humor, high expectations and some music, too. We are grateful to have Ms Greenberg's talents and creative approaches at work in our neighborhood, and thank her for her commitment to west side kids.
The west side now has an independent, locally-owned pharmacy! Dr. Eugenio Fernandez Jr. sees health care as more than prescriptions and diagnoses, and has turned that vision into Asthenis Pharmacy on Cranston Street. Born and raised in our neighborhood, Fernandez shares his story and Asthenis’ mission of health equity in this guest post.
WBNA seeks new or existing businesses to occupy two 989 square foot, ground floor retail spaces at 1577 Westminster Street that are available immediately. While the sunny first floor space was originally built as a small market and café, WBNA welcomes a broad range of commercial uses including shops, start-ups, gallery/studio, or other entities.