Archive - Aug 31, 2013
BLACKSTONE â€“ Steven J. Seagrave of North Smithfield has worked in the high-tech industry and managed a major construction project, but these days itâ€™s the Firehouse Tavern and Smokehouse, 200 Main St., that has most of his attention.
Seagrave has owned the Broad Street Tap in Cumberland for five years and decided to try his hand a running a full-menu sports pub by taking on renovation of the former Station House and Archieâ€™s Firehouse business in the townâ€™s original firehouse building off Main Street.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Even though a taxpayers group has challenged the $2.5 million supplemental tax bill, collections of the one-time tax are filling city coffers at roughly the pace officials always expected, if not a little better.
Finance Director Thomas M. Bruce said that at the close of business on Thursday, the due date for the bill, the city had taken in at least $1.25 million.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â€” When Dave Houle returned from a vacation to Florida's East Coast back in the fall of 1990, he greeted fellow Gator's Pub co-owner Tom McGee with what he deemed a â€śfantastic ideaâ€ť to bolster interest in their new venture.
â€śHe had watched some beach volleyball down there outside a restaurant, and he thought it'd be great to start one of our own,â€ť McGee explained recently of his former partner's notion. â€śHe just raved about it. What sold us was there was nothing like it in our area at the time. We were out here in the boonies, and we needed to put ourselves on the map.â€ť