The Cosmopolitan former Palmer BLock


Urban Planet thread


The Providence Business News reported businessmen Edward Shore and Bob Russell are developing the Palmer Block building at Fountain Street and Mathewson Street into 12 luxury condominiums. The project is called The Cosmopolitan. The condos will range in price from $500,000 to $1 million for layouts averaging about 3000sf. The building most recently housed a Greyhound bus terminal, city offices and other businesses.

The photos of the interior were taken from the ground floor, where they were getting ready for a Murphy’s restaurant – a 75-year old Irish Sports Bar formerly located on Union St – to move in.

Murphy’s was one of the few signs of life Downtown for years, and a regular stop for journalists, politicians, and servers at other bars and restaurants. In 2005, the lease was expiring, and with rent set to increase, Ruth Ferrazzano figured she could take advantage of the new climate and attract more conventioneers with a spot on a more prominent corner. The new Murphy’s opened in June, 2007.


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