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Business Beat: Hope & Main opening eatery and market, downtown Providence

Photo: Hope & Main website

Hope & Main, Rhode Island’s first food business incubator, officially opens the doors of its downtown Providence location TODAY, Wednesday, January 18 at 11am at The Atrium, 100 Westminster Street in downtown Providence, with a ceremonial ribbon cutting. They open officially Monday 1/23 and their hours are 7am-6pm Monday through Friday. 

This new urban eatery and local market located at 100 Westminster St. will showcase foods and products from the food incubator’s diverse member community. With support from Papitto Opportunity Connection and Paolino Properties, this new concept creates more equitable access for emerging food-preneurs. 

Hope & Main Makers Market will be open for breakfast and lunch, offering hand-crafted locally sourced items, grab-and-go foods, a curated selection of Hope & Main members’ products and prepared foods, as well as a coffee, tea and craft beverage bar anchored by (Hope & Main member business) Schastea. 

At the morning opening, there will be a brief speaking program, ribbon cutting, tour and tastings of “global food offerings”.

RINewsToday’s food writer, Alison Mountford, owner of Ends + Stems, is Director of Marketing and Communications of the Hope & Main group, Mountford’s recipes are featured weekly – on Thursdays – in RINewsToday.

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