On December 16th, more than one dozen Broadway business owners met at the Corner Cafe to discuss coming together to form the Broadway Merchants’ Association (BMA), “an effort to work together to make Broadway businesses more successful and ensuing that they provide one voice when working with the local powers that be.”

The immediate focus and priority of this group was the Broadway Streetscape Construction Project that has impacted many of their businesses for much longer than they anticipated, and will for at least until the end of 2016.

On hand at that meeting was Councilor McLaughlin and Councilor Cegile, with the feedback from BMA that they received, they promised to arrange a meeting with all parties involved with the construction project to try to improve the communication of when construction would be done and where.

The Meeting Has Been Scheduled

The City of Newport and Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) representatives will be available to discuss the Broadway Streetscape construction project on Wednesday, January 20, 2016, at 9am in the Newport Police Department Assembly Room, 120 Broadway, Newport.

Interested In The BMA?

Businesses on or near Broadway are encouraged to join the Broadway Merchant’s Association. E-mail Linda Bainton from PDQ Printing at linda.bainton@gmail.com for more information.

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What's Up Newp. He was born and raised in Rhode Island and graduated from Coventry High School. He serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and serves on the Board of Directors for Potter League for Animals. Ryan also is currently the Senior Editor - North America for Mountain News, publisher of OnTheSnow. Ryan is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).

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