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Foodie ideas simmering at Hope & Main

By   /  November 4, 2013  /  News  /  No Comments

Lisa Raiola (center, in red pants) breaks ground on the Hope & Main kitchen incubator Friday morning, with others who were instrumental in the $3.2 million project's funding.

Lisa Raiola has taken to calling people by the foods they love, not their names — it’s easier to remember them all, she said. There’s the granola lady. The salsa woman. A food truck person, and others. “There have been so many,” said Ms. Raiola, who founded the Hope & Main kitchen incubator that is […]

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Soup’s on! Hope & Main taking applications

By   /  October 2, 2013  /  News  /  1 Comment

Hope & Main founder Lisa Raiola of Bristol talks about her plans for the old Main Street Schfool.

It’s almost time to make food your business.  Hope & Main, Rhode Island’s first food business incubator, is now accepting applications for the inaugural class of its incubator program run out of the old Main Street School. The first deadline is December 17, with selected clients notified on or before March 1, 2014. After that, […]

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Hope & Main breaks ground in Warren

By   /  July 26, 2013  /  News  /  No Comments

Lisa Raiola (center, in red pants) breaks ground on the Hope & Main kitchen incubator Friday morning, with others who were instrumental in the $3.2 million project's funding.

A gently falling rain did nothing to stop the excitement in the air at the Main Street School Friday morning, where more than 50 foodies, government officials, local business owners, farmers and supporters gathered to break ground on Hope & Main, Rhode Island’s first kitchen incubator. Bristol resident Lisa Raiola, who for nearly four years […]

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Hope & Main closes on school, $3 million loan

By   /  June 27, 2013  /  News  /  No Comments

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It’s official — Hope and Main now owns the old Main Street School building in Warren and has a $3 million federal loan that will help transform it into the state’s first kitchen incubator. “I’m very excited,” said Hope & Main founder Lisa Raiola of Bristol, Thursday. “I don’t think this is a victory so […]

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Hope and Main group plans incubator bids

By   /  December 21, 2012  /  News  /  No Comments

Things may seem quiet at the Main Street School, but there’s a lot going on behind the scenes with the Hope & Main incubator, seven weeks after Warren residents approved the sale of the old school to the Bristol-based group. “There’s quite a lot going on,” said Lisa Raiola, who founded Hope & Main and […]

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The polls are open in Warren

By   /  November 5, 2012  /  News  /  No Comments

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If you live in Warren, you don’t have to wait until Tuesday to vote. There’s an important referendum occurring Monday, too. Though general election voting won’t occur until Tuesday, voters today are deciding whether or not to approve the sale of the Main Street School to the Hope & Main kitchen incubator project for $125,000. […]

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Final Hope & Main vote is Monday

By   /  October 23, 2012  /  News  /  No Comments

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Voters will decide the fate of the Hope & Main kitchen incubator once and for all during an all-day vote planned for this coming Monday, Oct. 29, at Warren Town Hall. Though voters overwhelmingly approved the sale of the Main Street School to the incubator group last week, voting nearly 383 to 10 to sell […]

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Thanks for supporting Hope & Main; please do so next week

By   /  October 22, 2012  /  Letters to the Editor  /  1 Comment

To the editor: To the Town of Warren: Thank you. Thank you for turning out in the wind-driven rain; for braving a traffic jam that resembled an evacuation; and for standing in line not once but twice to cast your vote for an idea that you believe in. We imagined many possible scenarios for last […]

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Video: Warren’s Hope & Main vote

By   /  October 18, 2012  /  News  /  No Comments

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Want to see how the Hope & Main vote at Kickemuit Middle School went Monday evening? Click here. It’s pretty obvious from watching the video but if you can’t tell the outcome, the audience voted overwhelmingly to sell the Main Street School to Hope & Main for $125,000. They also voted to authorize an Adjourned […]

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Warren: 383 voted for Hope & Main sale

By   /  October 16, 2012  /  News  /  No Comments

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The numbers are in, and it’s official — a lot of people voted in Monday night’s Special Financial Town Meeting at Kickemuit Middle School in Warren. Canvassers say 383 Warren voters had their say at the meeting, held to determine whether the town should sell the Main Street School to  the Hope & Main kitchen […]

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