Providence, RI; In support of the Providence Children's Film Festival coming to the Avon Cinema and Wheeler, the Thayer Street Merchants, both retail and restaurants are offering extra perks to film festival volunteers and attendees. A volunteer only need to flash their volunteer badge and attendees can use their ticket stubs to received discounts up and down Thayer (see list below). Free Parking has been secured by the Thayer Street District
Management Authority (TSDMA) working with Brown University will also be offering free parking in Lot# 11 on Saturday & Sundays during the festival for both volunteers and attendees. Check with PCFF for parking details.
TICKET HOLDER PERKS
Present a Festival ticket or stub between Feb. 13-21 to receive:
Providence, RI; BigBelly Solar Trash Containers were installed on Thayer Street replacing traditional barrel style trash cans. Funded by the TSDMA, the BigBelly compactors are the latest in public trash technology.
Thayer Street District Management Authority (TSDMA) collaborates with Brown student organization, Artbeat, to unveil first Pop-up Window Art Exhibition at 271 Thayer Street (former City Sports location) December 2 at 2:00 PM during the Thayer Holiday Stroll.
Lead by Mandi Cai, Brown student and student organization, Artbeat with mentor, TSDMA Executive Director, Donna Personeus, Artbeat, secured two local artists to contribute to the first of many Thayer Street Pop-Up Window Art Exhibitions. The unveiling the exhibition “In Transition” is scheduled for Wednesday, December 2 at 2:00 p.m. at 271 Thayer Street (formerly City Sports) during the Thayer Street Holiday Stroll.
“In Transition” is an exhibition about Providence’s street art scene and its movement through different spaces.. All art can be seen as ephemeral in nature, on display for a period of time and then stored away somewhere private only to be appreciated by a select few. Street art permeates the vacant buildings, piles of rubble, and lonely brick walls to convey a message of its own. The art is not confined to space, instead embracing the space that it finds itself in. The spray paint’s lifespan is at the mercy of the wrecking ball, but the sheer irony that its beauty comes from eventually being destroyed is what makes street art hauntingly beautiful.
The exhibition features two local artists, Linda Handel, digital photographer, and Providence artist Nick Guilbert. The window gallery exhibition will be unveiled on December 2nd and stay up until the empty building begins its transition into another business, or until January 31, 2016.
Thayer Street Merchant Association sponsors 2015 Thayer Street Holiday Stroll Dec 2nd from 10 am to 10 pm. Many Thayer businesses will be offering various discounts on food and retail all day on Wednesday, December 2nd.
2:00 pm: Exhibition Opening of our Pop-Up Art Exhibition at 271 Thayer Street at 2:00 pm.
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm: Olde Towne Carolers, Santa & his elves will be strolling around Thayer
Free parking on Thayer Street all day and 5:30 to 7:30 pm in the Brown parking lot (corner of Brook Street & Bowen Street).
Special Holiday Stroll discounts to be offered on 12.2.15:
Kabob & Curry 20% off food that night
Kartabar -10% off the bill
Andrea’s – 10% off your bill
Paragon 10 % off bill
Flatbread – 10% off your bill and free gingerbread man decorating for the kids.
La Creperie will offer a free hot beverage with any food purchase – They have coffee, tea and hot chocolate available.
Allegra Printing offered to discount any printing needs for that night
Pie in the Sky offering 20% off all purchases $20.00 and over
Berks Shoes 15% off full and sale pricing
Facing Thayer will extend their hours and offer 10% off on retail products and when a $100 gift cert is purchased you will only pay $90.00
Spectrum-India will do 30% off all full priced merchandise.
Brown Bookstore will offer 15% off all trade books and campus shop merchandise.
Second Time Around 20% off purchase for the night.
FROYO – 10 % OFF
Sneaker Junkies - 15% off your entire purchase
Salon Persia will be offering $5 off a men's haircut and $10 off a woman's cut and style.
Au Bon Pain - 3 free mini cookies with the purchase of a full sized sandwich or fully sized salad.
Persia Hair Salon - $5 off a men's haircut and $10 off a woman's cut and style
The Bike Repair Station funded by the Thayer Street District Management Authority (TSDMA) officially opens for public use after Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.
A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony November 9th officially opened the new Bike Repair Station in the Thayer Street District to the public. Located on the side of the Brown University Bookstore on Olive Street, corner of Olive and Thayer, the Bike Repair Station includes specialized bicycle repair tools and an air pump. The Bike Repair Station is the newest improvement to the District funded by the TSDMA. Legend Bicycle shop located on Brooke Street has entered into a maintenance sponsorship agreement with the TSDMA to assure the station will be repaired and tools replaced if necessary.
The idea of installing a bike repair station on Thayer started more than 20 months during a meeting between TSDMA Executive Director, Donna Personeus and Eric Weiss of City of Providence Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Commission & East Coast Greenway Alliance, when Mr. Weiss shared his wish list for Thayer which included a bicycle repair station. The TSDMA relied on the expertise of both Mr. Weiss and Mr. Madden, owner of Legend Bicycle in the selection of the ideal repair station that would both serve the needs of neighborhood recreational bike riders and avid area cyclists. Brown University was instrumental in providing a secure location that would allow the station to be open to cyclists year round as well as protected by video surveillance. “The Bike Repair Station is a great example of teamwork and how positive improvements can happen when people and organization come together to support their community” stated TSDMA Executive Director, Donna Personeus.
Photo: (left to right: Jack Madden, owner Legend Bicycle; Eric Weiss, City of Providence Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Commission & East Coast Greenway Alliance; Al Dahlberg, TSDMA Director & Brown University.
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The Thayer Street District Management Authority (TSDMA) was established by Thayer Street property owners and granted status to operate as a ‘Business Improvement District’ by the City of Providence Code of Ordinances and in accordance with RI General Law 45-59-14(b) in January 2006. The District is comprised of the area bounded by Bowen Street, Brook Street, Waterman Street and the rear lot line of parcels that face the western side of Thayer Street. Over the years since our establishment, the district has undertaken the installation of new sidewalks, stamped crosswalks, trash cans, lighting, trees, recycling programs, daily sidewalk cleaning, trash and graffiti removal. In 2013, the City of Providence’s Department of Planning & Development worked with a consultant team and members of the TSDMA to prepare a plan for the future of the District. The Final Thayer Street Planning Study is now available online. TSDMA is governed by a Board of Directors made up of District property owners, merchants and representatives of Brown University. Day to day operations are overseen by our TSDMA Executive Director.
The Thayer Street District Management Authority (TSDMA) announces the completion of a district wide tree well & sidewalk improvement project in time for the Thayer Fall Artisan Festival. Dangerous sidewalks were removed and replaced with new level concrete. Tree wells were re-sized by block and lined with cobblestones to enhance the visual appeal of the district as well as to provide addition protection for the District's trees. In addition, three new trees were planted to replace damaged trees that had been removed years earlier. A bicycle repair station was also installed as part of this project on the Olive Street side of the Brown Bookstore. The total cost of the District Improvement Project was approx. $35,000. and fully funded by the Thayer Street District Management Authority.
Thayer Street, Providence, RI: The Thayer Street District Management Authority announces 1st Annual Thayer Street Holiday Stroll.on December 14th 12 am to 4 pm. Thayer Street will host Santa and his elves, Olde Towne Carolers, Brown Student Carolers, LIVE music and special discounts at many of the businesses up and down the street.
Thayer Street, Providence, RI: Thayer Street District Management Authority reports their 1st Annual Thayer Fall Artisan Festival September 20th on Thayer Street in College Hill to be a success with over 2000+ in attendance. TSDMA Board member officially open the Thayer Parklet during the event. The TSDMA plans to make with festival an yearly event.
This information is provided by the Thayer Street District Management Authority with approval from Todd Ravenell Project Manager (Consultant for the City of Providence) of Gordon R. Archibald, Inc., Civil and Environmental Engineers. Any reprint or social media re-post should include these credits and the URL of this post for authenticity.
The following is an updated summary of the roadway improvements proposed within the area of the Thayer Street and Brown University. The tentative schedule (weather dependent) is as follows:
Please note, we have restricted the night work as follows in the permit.
“You are hereby permitted to commence work at 1:00AM on Monday, August 18, 2014 on Thayer St. from Waterman St. to Cushing St. only. Work on Thayer St. from Cushing St. to Bowen St. will not be performed until after 7:00AM due to the higher concentration of residential dwellings. We also request that paving operations begin at Waterman St. and progress toward Bowen St. to minimize the noise in the residential area during overnight hours. Idling trucks shall be restricted to Thayer St. (Waterman St. to Cushing St.) and not be present on the residential side streets connecting to Thayer St. during the 1 AM to 7 AM time period.”
We are trying to limit impacts to all parties and ask for your continued patience. Monday night will complete construction work at the night in the area with the exception of the placement of pavement markings which will have minimal noise impact.
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Parking Restrictions: NO PARKING
Please note the following parking restriction will be in place start tomorrow- August 16th
1. Bituminous pavement will be placed on the following streets starting 7-18-14.
2. College Hill will resurfaced on Saturday 8-23-14.
3. Curb, sidewalk, and wheelchair ramp repairs will start/continue on Hope Street from Waterman Avenue to Wickenden Street, Star Street, and Church Street from 8-18-14 to 8-22-14.
4. The existing bituminous surface on Church Street will be removed and graded on 8-25-14 and 8-26-14. The roadway will be resurfaced on 8-29-14
5. The existing bituminous surface on Star Street will be removed and graded on 8-27-14 and 8-28-14. The roadway will be resurfaced on 8-29-14
6. National Grid continues to perform repair work throughout the area. We would note work is scheduled on Meeting Street, Euclid Street, and Brook Street within the block area of 257 Thayer Street.
7. Providence Water continues to perform repair work (various areas) throughout the East Side.