Motif magazine: Bristol’s Ode to Historic Hotpoint

Santa visited historic downtown Bristol early this year — on May 11, one still-cool Friday night. Swapping his sleigh for a Bristol Fire Truck, he rode into 39 State Street in historic downtown to raucous applause, celebrating with Hotpoint Emporium, an artist co-op and retail store, as they unveiled the restoration of the historic Hotpoint sign.

The Bay magazine: A Veritable Feast

There are probably very few places where you can play music trivia with a man who goes by the name DJ Big Bill while also hunker down on a thick Portuguese steak. Paquette’s Family Restaurant is one of them.

Motif: A Co-op Finds Its Home

Starting a business can be a lengthy process. For Urban Greens Co-Op, the wait has been worth it. It was founded in 1999 as a buying club for a small group of people with a mission to supplement the lack of grocery store options in Providence’s West End. Since then, it has grown into a full-blown co-op with several hundred members.