RICC – Once a run down bus station now a sparkling convention center transformed by the Providence Rennaissance. Across the street where the Omni Hotel rises gracefully there was a huge earthen berm fifteen feet high and a mile wide- so large it was called the Chinese wall after the Great Wall of China. On top of that were railroad tracks with freight cars and diesel locomotives belching fumes. It is hard to even imagine – but all that glitters around you today was very different not so long ago.
The Dunk – Rhode Islanders drink and consume more coffee and coffee products that anyone on earth – how fitting that our Civic Center next to the RI Convention Center is named for Dunkin Donuts.
Be sure to drink some coffee milk during your visit – it is a favorite here made by adding sweetened coffee syrup to cold milk