Groundbreaking held for Skyline at Waterplace

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — The vacant Waterplace restaurant is getting a million-dollar makeover.

A ground-breaking ceremony was held Thursday for Skyline at Waterplace, a million-dollar project aimed to turn the Gateway to Providence into a state-of-the-art wedding venue.

The new venue, which will also play host to special events in the city, will provide premium viewings of WaterFire lightings and will host both the WBRU Summer Concert Series and Skyline’s signature music events.

“This building has been vacant for a few years now, it’s deteriorating, windows are broken, there’s vandalism,” said Michael Mota, co-owner of Skyline. “So we’re working with the WaterPlace towers and the WaterPlace task force to try to rebuild this basin and make it lit again, it’s been dark for too long.”

The owners said the facility’s outdoor patios will be open during Saturday’s full WaterFire lighting.

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