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April 18, 2019

4 Things to Consider Before You List!


When you list.

Call me if you need some guidance! Love to help you!


Joe DeChristofaro
Executive Realty
401-837-1976
joe@joedechristofaro.com

Joe DeChristofaro

March 29, 2019

SOLD! 545 Angell St, East Side of Providence, RI 02906 - $650k

Congratulations to both buyers and sellers, it was a pleasure working with you all!

Please click here to view listing:

545 Angell St, Providence, RI 02906

545 Angell St, East Side of Providence, RI 02906

$650,000

 

Joe DeChristofaro
Executive Realty
East Side of Providence
401-837-1976
joe@joedechristofaro.com

Joe DeChristofaro

Posted in Listings
March 22, 2019

173 George St, Providence, RI 02906 - $749,900

FEATURED PROPERTY OF THE WEEK!

173 George St, Providence, RI 02906

$749,900

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173 George St, Providence, RI 02906 - East Side

This beautiful 3500 Square Foot Colonial Revival sits in the heart of College Hill. Built in 1890 & well maintained throughout, this home features 6 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, Master Suite, Central A/C, Formal Dining Room, Curved Front Porch & spacious rooms. Other highlights include an Oversized City Garden w/Stone Patio that is perfect for outdoor entertaining, Four Season Sunroom to enjoy your breakfast in, Oversized windows flooding the home with natural light, & Period Detail including pocket doors, moldings & working fireplaces. Centrally located, you are just minutes from everything the East Side & Downtown Providence has to offer: The shopping & restaurants of Wayland Square, Thayer Street, Wickenden Street & Downtown; Brown & RISD; and India Point Park & Bristol Bike Path. Walk to Bus & Train. Don’t Miss Out on this Opportunity!!

 

Joe DeChristofaro
Executive Realty
401-837-1976
joe@joedechristofaro.com

Joe DeChristofaro

March 22, 2019

Plant City food hall soon to arrive in Providence!

 

One of the Biggest Names in Vegan Cuisine to Open Food Hall in Providence

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

 

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Matthew Kenney, PHOTO: Kenney

Matthew Kenney -- one of the biggest names in vegan cuisine in America -- is opening a food hall in Providence this year. He has opened 17 restaurants across the world and has 15 more set to open, but this is his first food hall.

 

In an interview with GoLocal on Monday night, Kenney said he has been wanting to open a food hall and thinks Providence is a great city to launch the concept.

“I have been thinking about this since visiting food halls in Madrid ten or so years ago and love Eataly, they are great food experiences,” said Kenney.

“We think there is a lot of interest in a plant-based lifestyle,” said Kenney whose official title is CEO of MKC, but has become a leading evangelist and creative force in the commercialization of plant-based eating.

Location and Logistics

The food hall in Providence will be called Plant City and is now being built out at the former location of the former Barnsider’s Mile & A Quarter Restaurant.

The 10,000-square-foot space will be able to accommodate roughly 225 seats between its upper and lower levels, as well as a large outdoor patio.

A portion of the lower level hosts Plant City’s retail component, which includes a curated selection of both perishable and non-perishable products, fermented nut cheeses, plant-based desserts, boutique packaged goods, cookbooks, and to-go foods and juices.

Plant City will feature two of Kenney’s restaurant concepts inside the food hall — Double Zero and Bar Verde. Kenney's restaurants are located across the world -- internationally, in Argentina, Bahrain, and Australia; in the U.S., in Los Angeles and New York City.

“Plant City will seamlessly integrate our restaurant concepts into a collective format under one roof,” says Kenney. “You could say it’s a reinterpretation of food halls like Eataly – but founded on our highly-refined approach to plant-based cuisine.”

Kenney said he expects Plant City to open in early June -- a target open date is June 10.

 

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Double Zero Pizza, PHOTO: Instagram

Providence is the Destination

 

The addition of Kenney is a reversal of the trend where some Rhode Island food stars have left for bigger plays in Boston. Matt Jennings closed up the Providence-based Farmstead in 2014 and left for Boston. He opened the Townsman in Boston, but it closed less than four years later.

Kenney has won awards from Food & Wine and received two James Beard nominations. His entrance into the market comes on the heels of a proposed Providence-based food hall unraveling.

Floundering Food Hall

Over the past ten days, a GoLocal investigation unveiled the financial dispute between Eat Drink RI’s founder David Dadekian and his former employee Katie Kleyla have split and questions about the usage of nearly $100,000 that was crowdsourced for use towards the proposed West Park Food Hall in Providence have emerged.

Kleyla has called on Dadekian to disclose the use of more than $100,000 that had been raised on Kickstarter that she says is unaccounted for -- and which Dadekian said went partially to pay for her salary, which was not a stated used of funds for the Kickstarter.

READ GoLocal's Coverage

$400K in Grants & Crowdfunding - Questions Emerge About Central Market & West Park Food Hall

Organizer Calls for Documentation of $100K Fundraised by Dadekian for West Park Food Hall

$35K of Crowdsourcing for West Park Food Hall Spent on Salary — Landlord Says He Never Had Agreement

 

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Pumpkin Roasted in Almond Oil. Markut Lime Leaf. Roasted Grapes. Pepitas. PHOTO: Instagram

Kenney New England Roots, Providence Focused

 

“Having grown up in New England, I love coming back to the area, so it’s especially exciting to expand our brand into Providence,” says Kenney, who grew up in Maine.

“I think this concept is better suited for Providence than Boston — it is the right size for this city,” said Kenney, who said he is in Providence regularly as his partner, Charlotte MacKinnon, is a Barrington native.

“The city already boasts a reputation for its dynamic food culture and robust dining scene – yet the plant-based market is still very much untapped, despite the demand for it,” he added in a statement to GoLocal.

Hiring in Rhode Island

Kenney says he believes there are a lot of people in the hospitality industry that are interested in a plant-based, healthy culture. "We had a job fair and the response was tremendous and we are getting hit via social media and email all the time from folks looking for a different experience -- one with a culture of creativity," said Kenney.

Location

Kenney believes the location will be a boon.  Wexford is slated to be completed in this year and the $21.9 million pedestrian bridge is nearing completion. The bridge connects the South Water street area with the Jewelry District. 

Jan. 8, 2019

Thank You - $6.1 million in sales in 2018!


Thank you to all who helped make my last year a successful year by hitting $6.1 million in sales! Please click here to view all of my 2018 sales!

And as always.. if you need help buying or selling, or know someone who does, please don't hesitate to contact me, I would love to help you as well, and appreciate any referrals you can send me!

Thank you again,

Joe DeChristofaro
401-837-1976 - c
joe@joedechristofaro.com

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Posted in Recent Sales
Nov. 21, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!


Wishing you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving!

We all have so much to be thankful for, and I am thankful for all of you! My current clients, past clients, friends, associates, family and my future visitors and clients to come!

Please enjoy this special day!

Joe DeChristofaro
Broker/Owner


Posted in Holidays
Oct. 23, 2018

SOLD! 4 Jennifer Circle, Cranston, RI - $460k

Congratulations to my buyers Bob & Joy on the successful purchase of their new home! I'm so happy I could be of assistance helping you in this sale! 

4 Jennifer Cir, Cranston, RI 02920

4 Jennifer Cir, Cranston, RI 02920

Beautifully appointed 2460 square foot Colonial set on a sweeping one half acre corner lot in a cul-de-sac in Western Cranston. Two story entrance. Private front den/office with french doors upon entry. Living room with raised panels and detailed moldings throughout. Formal dining room. Large family room off kitchen with fireplace. Brazilian walnut hardwood floors with maple border. Skylit Eat in kitchen with center island and granite counters. Sliders lead to patio and yard. Central air, alarm and sprinklers.

Click here to view listing!

 

"If you also need help selling or buying please don't hesitate to give me a call, I would love to assist you as well! I also appreciate any referrals you can send me if you know someone else needing to sell or buy! Contact me below! Thank you!" 

Joe DeChristofaro

Executive Realty
401-837-1976 - c
joe@joedechristofaro.com

Posted in Recent Sales
Oct. 6, 2018

NEW LISTING! 385 Westminster St, Providence, RI 02903 - $229k


NEW LISTING!! Located right in Downtown Providence!! Come view this awesome condo TODAY!! 
Listed at $229,900 

385 Westminster St, Unit 5D, Providence, RI 02903


385 Westminster St, Unit #5D, Providence, RI 02903

 

Live in the heart of Downtown Providence, right on Westminster Street. This one bedroom unit
offers a bright and spacious layout on the top (fifth) floor, complete with views of the Providence
skyline and includes a parking space in the private lot behind the building. Tall ceilings and with
new high efficiency windows throughout. Laundry in unit, Central A/C, and a private Storage space
in the basement. The monthly Condo Fee INCLUDES HEAT & HOT WATER! Elevator makes for
easy move-in. Dog-friendly building! CALL TODAY!!

Click here to view entire listing and more photos!

 

 

"If you also need help selling or buying please don't hesitate to give me a call, I would love to assist you as well! I also appreciate any referrals you can send me if you know someone else needing to sell or buy! Contact me below! Thank you!" 

Joe DeChristofaro

Executive Realty
401-837-1976 - c
joe@joedechristofaro.com

Posted in Listings
Aug. 28, 2018

SOLD! 12 Rome Ave, North Providence, RI

Congratulations to my buyers Amine & Joelle on the successful purchase of your new home! I'm so happy I could be of assistance helping you achieve this reality! 

12 Rome Ave, North Providence, RI 02904

12 Rome Ave, North Providence, RI 02904

Beautifully updated 3 bedroom Ranch featuring: gorgeous kitchen with high end upgrades, soft close maple cabinetry with custom buffet and wine bar, top of the line stainless steel appliances, GE gas range, luxurious quartz counter-tops, bamboo flooring, hardwoods, freshly painted interior/exterior, central air, awesome lower level with custom bar, natural gas heat, replacement windows, plenty of storage space, 1 car garage with workshop area, generous fenced in yard with patio area, exceptional location on a no through way road, best of both worlds with private lot that has great commuter access and close proximity to every amenity. Buyer's 1 year home warranty included. Absolute move-in condition!

Click here to view listing!

 

"If you also need help selling or buying please don't hesitate to give me a call, I would love to assist you as well! I also appreciate any referrals you can send me if you know someone else needing to sell or buy! Contact me below! Thank you!" 

Joe DeChristofaro

Executive Realty
401-837-1976 - c
joe@joedechristofaro.com

Posted in Recent Sales
Aug. 23, 2018

SOLD! 1340 Hope Rd, Cranston, RI - $468k

Congratulations to my sellers on the successful sale of their home today!
It was a pleasure working with you and all parties involved to get this closed!



1340 Hope Rd, Cranston, RI 02831
Elegant center-hall Colonial This home boasts 4BR's, 3.5 Baths, 2 separate Living Rooms, marble Fireplace, formal Dining Room, huge Finished Basement, Central Air, Hardwoods & Crown Molding throughout first floor, Granite, Stainless Appliances, upgraded Alarm System, absolutely stunning Yard, entertainer's delight complete with 2 Decks, Fire Pit/ Entertainment Area and other spacious play areas, large Shed, 3 Car Garage and Underground Sprinklers upgraded to 9 zones! Recent updates include: young $10k tankless Boiler, all newer Appliances, new carpeting in MBR, a renovated MBath, newer Hardwoods Living Room, newer Retaining Wall with fresh new plantings, newer Fire Pit/Entertainment Area constructed, young Garage Doors and Openers. Offers best of both worlds location being tucked away in the most serene location surrounded by gorgeous nature views at every point, but yet still a short enough commute to major highways and shopping!

Click here to view listing!

 

"If you also need help selling or buying please don't hesitate to give me a call, I would love to assist you as well! I also appreciate any referrals you can send me if you know someone else needing to sell or buy! Contact me below! Thank you!" 

Joe DeChristofaro

Executive Realty
401-837-1976 - c
joe@joedechristofaro.com

Posted in Recent Sales