New Homes on Main Street for Prov Ballet, EG Photo

by | Oct 21, 2014

Two long-established EG businesses are moving to Main Street – for one, it’s a return to a previous home, for the other, a relocation from the other side of town.

East Greenwich Photo began at 631 Main St. 30 years ago and, after a several-year sojourn on nearby Cliff Street, it has returned to that address, owner Soozie Sundlun announced recently.

“As technology has evolved, many of us in the photography business are finding that we need less and less space,” she wrote in a press release. “We will continue to focus on my passion, which is on-location photography at many of the beautiful locations around Rhode Island.”

In addition, the business – founded by Soozie and her then-husband Jason Dittleman, who owns Crestar Frame Company on Liberty Street – will still provide services it has become known for: appointment-based sessions, special event photography, prints and digital images from studio-shot images, videotape transfers and photo restoration.

Contact information remains the same: (401) 884-0220, [email protected] or [email protected].

“We now have the ability to return home to where it all started,” she wrote, “and we couldn’t be happier.”

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Meanwhile, Providence Ballet’s East Greenwich studio is also coming to Main Street, with a move into the plaza at 500 Main St., between Back to Basics and Hill and Harbour Veterinary Center.

Providence Ballet has had a studio at 3355 South County Trail for 15 years, sharing space with Aim High Gymnastics. Owner Eva Marie said the move comes after years of hearing from people, “You’re in East Greenwich? I didn’t know you were down there.”

“That was a red flag. I want to be more visible,” she said, noting the studio should be open soon, with plenty of easy parking.

The studio will continue with youth ballet classes as well as samplings of jazz and modern. NAME is interested in starting an adults class on a weekday morning. In addition, the studio established a youth company 10 years ago that even performed at the Odeum during its first couple of years.

“I think it’s wonderful what’s happening on Main Street and we want to be part of it.”

Find out more at the Providence Ballet website (, call (401) 861-4842 or email [email protected].

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