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Officials break ground on the Hope & Main incubator last year.

Hope and Main unveils first ‘class’ of cooks

Hope and Main unveils first ‘class’ of cooks

A fish smoker, candy lover and pickler are among the more than 30 food entrepreneurs who will launch culinary businesses this month as members of the state’s first food business incubator program. They will begin full production at Hope & Main’s newly-renovated Main Street facility in early October. As the state’s first food business incubator,

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

Soup’s on! Hope & Main taking applications

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,

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.

Hope & Main breaks ground in Warren

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


Hope & Main closes on school, $3 million loan

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

Hope and Main group plans incubator bids

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


The polls are open in Warren

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.


Video: Warren’s Hope & Main vote

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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