New urban eatery and market opens in Providence

Hope & Main Makers Marketplace news a new urban eatery and marketplace in Providence, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (WLNE)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — A new urban eatery and market opened in Providence Wednesday.

The marketplace, developed by Hope & Main, will “showcase foods and products from the food incubator’s diverse member community.”

“For me, what’s really exciting about this is [that] 40% of Hope and Main’s entrepreneurs, the founding members, are members of color,” said Rep. David Cicilline, who was at the ribbon cutting event Wednesday. “And they’re offering food from places like Ethiopia and Trinidad and Bolivia and Vietnam — just to name a few.”

Hope & Main, Rhode Island’s first food business incubator, opened its first test kitchen in Warren nine years ago.

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