‘Little Italy’ image campaign tops makeover plans for Federal Hill

Jan 19, 2017 1928

Federal Hill? What's that? Some members of the Federal Hill Commerce Association think tourists who don't live in Rhode Island might be puzzled at signs pointing to the Hill — and an outsider wouldn't know it's the Italian neighborhood. Therefore, at a meeting this week they explored the idea of re-branding it — as a more enticing name people might recognize: Little Italy.

That was one of several topics discussed at an emergency meeting Tuesday, called at the Roma restaurant on Atwells Avenue. Another was recent crime: Hotel Dolce Villa, owned by Association member Gianfranco Marrocco, was held up on Monday. But just as big a concern was the slowing of business on the Hill — even though elsewhere in Providence is seeing success.

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Source: http://wpri.com/

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