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Know Your Mom and Pop: Super V Toys -- the Latest Local Spot to Feed Your Need
January 2, 2019 No Commentby

Know Your Mom and Pop: Super V Toys — the Latest Local Spot to Feed Your Need

The superhero movies that have dominated pop culture over the past decade or so are a boon for small businesses. Comic ...

Feed Your Need: RI has as many comic book shops as Batman has wonderful toys
October 31, 2018 No Commentby

Feed Your Need: RI has as many comic book shops as Batman has wonderful toys

For one glorious weekend each year, Comic Con graces our fair state with its presence. But what’s a despondent comic book ...

Locale Profile: The Joint on 6
April 18, 2018 No Commentby

Locale Profile: The Joint on 6

  Sometimes, a spontaneous idea quickly comes together, turning into a successful business model. Christopher Langevin lost his job as ...

Know Your Mom and Pop: Claudia’s Creations
March 7, 2018 No Commentby

Know Your Mom and Pop: Claudia’s Creations

Some people have been passionately training at a craft all their lives, never realizing that it could one day open ...

Stillwater Books, Pawtucket, opens Mar 1
February 25, 2018 No Commentby

Stillwater Books, Pawtucket, opens Mar 1

Stillwater Books, the first bookstore in Pawtucket for many years, opens with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10:45am, Thursday, Mar ...

Locale Profile: The Torchbearer -- Professional Tattooing by True Artists
February 14, 2018 No Commentby

Locale Profile: The Torchbearer — Professional Tattooing by True Artists

If you’re old like me, you remember a day when getting a tattoo was considered edgy, even deviant. Nowadays, tattoos ...

Drones: Mature Enough for Holiday Gifts
December 6, 2017 No Commentby

Drones: Mature Enough for Holiday Gifts

Hobbyist (non-commercial) drones, technically called “unmanned aircraft vehicles” (UAV) or “unmanned aircraft systems” (UAS), are still in the early stages ...

Don't Forget Your Umbrella: Amazon's Purchase of Whole Foods
September 20, 2017 No Commentby

Don’t Forget Your Umbrella: Amazon’s Purchase of Whole Foods

So, Amazon bought Whole Foods in a 13.7 billion dollar acquisition. Not really a big deal considering the market cap ...

Cleverhood: A Clever Way to Fight the Elements
September 6, 2017 No Commentby

Cleverhood: A Clever Way to Fight the Elements

An argument could be made that weather is the most important factor when it comes to daily living. People are ...

Rent-to-Own: Desperation Financing
August 16, 2017 No Commentby

Rent-to-Own: Desperation Financing

If you want furniture, small appliances, a television set or a computer, but you have bad credit or no credit, ...