Providence announces reopening of DePasquale Square fountain

PROVIDENCE, R.I (WLNE) – The DePasquale fountain in Providence was reopened on Friday morning.

At the ribbon-cutting was Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza,  Council President Sabina Matos, Councilwoman Rachel Miller, Councilman John Igliozzie and Executive Director of the Federal Hill Association Rick Simone.

Recent restoration efforts were funded by Providence’s Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) and the city council’s Neighborhood Improvement Fund (NIF).

The fountain had previously been damaged after being struck by a car back in April of 2019.

The reopening of the fountain happened at the same time as the launch of Atwells Avenue’s new dining concept, created in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

The concept is designed to increase pedestrian flow in the major corridor.

Additional information on dining at Federal Hill can be found here.

©WLNE-TV/ABC6 2020

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