Through a Request for Proposals, the I-195 Redevelopment District Commission selected The Seafood Shack LLC ("The Shack") to operate a food concession, even venue, and public space on the southernmost portion of Parcel 22 & 25, in the heart of the I-195 District. The installation is intended to introduce more vibrancy and facilitate placemaking in this area, which fulfills a recommendation of the 2015 HR&A study, which highlighted the importance of placemaking strategies in the creation of a successful innovation district.
The Shack is a partnership led by the owners of The Shop, a coffee shop and cafe in Fox Point. Other team members include Dune Brothers Seafood, Design Under Sky, and Stay Silent PVD. The Shack, which is open for lunch and dinner, is a seafood shack that serves sustainably sourced New England seafood. Located in front of One Ship Street and adjacent to the Providence Innovation Center, The Shack features a free-standing food concession trailer, patio and landscaped seating area, stage for event performers, and a lawn. The Shack opened in Summer 2017 and is expected to be in place for approximately two years.
For more information: https://www.theshackpvd.com/