Old Train Station Ready For New Life – What Will It Be?

by | Jul 22, 2014

train station today

Once upon a time, it was the East Greenwich Train Station. Then, it was a restaurant – All Aboard – with family-friendly fare and a model train that ran around the dining room just under the ceiling. After that closed, the London Bridge Learning Center moved in, providing child care and preschool for lots of area children.

 

But, last year, London Bridge consolidated to their building across the street. The old train station at 146 Duke St. was an empty vessel again, waiting to be filled.

What should go there? train station:old 1

The station in 1889 with Engine 33. 

Len Iannuccilli of ReMax, the broker representing the owners, has some ideas.

Maybe a farm-to-table-type operation, where local foods were sold. Or perhaps it could be home to a small-scale distillery or brewery. Iannuccilli said the owners, who live locally, like the idea of some sort of food or dining entity returning to the site. Or maybe it becomes office space.

“We’re openminded,” he said.

What do you think would be a good use of the space? Leave a comment with your idea!
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4 Comments

  1. Matt

    How about a train station?

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  2. Breda

    I like Matt’s idea!

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  3. mariehennedy

    Matt’s dream just may become reality again in EG.– I hear we’re on Statewide Planning’s to-do list. (When? They do plan ahead….) I remember jumping off into the snow as the train from Boston slowed down there a bit after 1978’s great blizzard!

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