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Address: 115 Empire Street, Providence, RI 02903
Phone Number: 401-831-9327
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The Empire Street complex is one of three buildings owned and operated...

The Empire Street complex is one of three buildings owned and operated by AS220. The Empire Street complex houses The Bar at AS220, AS220 Foo(d), AS220's Performance Space, AS220 Youth (serving young people 14-20), the Paul Krot B&W Community Darkrooms, 3 of 4 Visual Art Exhibition Spaces, 15 live/work and work studios for artists, and the 95 Empire black box theater, dance studio and classroom spaces. Empire Street is also home to commercial tenants: Roberto's Barber Shop and Muldowney's Pub. AS220's other locations are the Dreyfus, 95 Mathewson St, where you can find the Project Space Gallery, and the Mercantile Block, 131 Washington St, which houses, among other things, AS220 Photo, AS220 Labs, and its publicly accessible Printshop.

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It's about the food

The best chickpeas ever! Who knew chickpeas could taste so good or be so addictive. Lots of flavor. Kale salad so yummy. The squid and clam pasta was also delightful. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2014
Coronado, California
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Riverside, Rhode Island, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I came here to see my friends perform a set on a Tuesday night. The layout offers a great opportunity for this place to be kind to musicians in that the bar/restaurant is a separate room with a door, so noise from other patrons shouldn't impact the show. Unfortunately, people often choose to hang out in the gallery and have... More 

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Coronado, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The best chickpeas ever! Who knew chickpeas could taste so good or be so addictive. Lots of flavor. Kale salad so yummy. The squid and clam pasta was also delightful. The whole wheat pasta was just right. More restaurants need to serve whole wheat pasta, the taste does not suffer. The food is why we came here. Not ambiance. Yes,... More 

1 Thank nadomom2
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

So thrilled to stumble upon this place in Providence. Food is local, portions ate big, service was quick. Love the many layered stuff that they are doing with arts are youth needing employment options too. Hopes to get back to Providence just to visit again.

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Eugene, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

Good, fast food in a small restaurant. Looked like most people stopped by to get lunch to go. My colleague and I ate lunch there and were able to hold a business meeting. There were plenty of vegan options, and the food was satisfying. Would recommend this to anyone looking for quick food that's not "fast food"!

Thank T P M
Durham, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2011

AS220 came highly recommended from a friend whose daughter had recently graduated from Brown. We are both fans of our local farmers' markets, and love "eating local". On a recent visit to Providence, my daughter and I decided to stop in for a quick lunch on the way to the airport. We shared only a few dishes, but each was... More 

1 Thank decafgreentea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2011

I love the location because I work around the corner and there isn't a lot of options for a vegan. I've probably gone there about a dozen times, and I've only had a couple of meals I wasn't thrilled with. Their Rueban is awesome. But sometimes their food is too salty- I had a couple of coworkers throw out their... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2011

AS220 really has it all--multiple gallery spaces, a performance space that has multiple events almost every night of the week, a great restaurant and bar, community classes, workshops for students, an open darkroom and print studio, artist living spaces, and so much more. It should be at the top of the "things to do in Providence" list because of the... More 

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