West Broadway Neighborhood Association

Hooray for Hollywood: Cranston Street Armory approved for filming

BY: - October 31, 2023

PROVIDENCE — The State Properties Committee Tuesday unanimously approved a six-month lease for a Hollywood film studio to use the Cranston Street Armory as the set of a  James L. Brooks-directed romantic drama. Rhode Island Film & Television Office Executive Director Steven Feinberg told committee members that 20th Century Studios’ use of the 116-year old […]

Smiley eyes $1M in pandemic relief funds to stimulate Cranston Street Armory redevelopment

BY: - October 18, 2023

Providence officials are looking to earmark $1 million in pandemic relief funds for a renovation plan that doesn’t yet exist for a building the city doesn’t yet own. But the move could be just what’s needed to jumpstart the future redevelopment of the beleaguered Cranston Street Armory, says a neighborhood group that wants to see […]