February 7th, 2019

Looking for somewhere new and exciting to take your Valentine instead of the same old cliched date night? Or maybe you just want a place to hang out with friends and get away from the romance of the day. Well, there are some exciting and fun opportunities in Rhode Island that provide a fun and alternative experience. These attractions provide drinks and plenty of entertainment, no matter the occasion or the company you are with.

Shelter Arcade Bar

103 Dike Street – Providence, RI 02909

Shelter Arcade Bar is a 21+ facility that features arcade cabinets across multiple decades along with Skee-ball and pinball. There is no cover charge and all of the games are free to play. This is a barcade, so grab a beer or cocktail to drink as you mash buttons. Shelter hosts many special events, including a pinball league, live music, and theme nights. 

For more information, check out their website HERE.


Free Play Bar Arcade

182 Pine Street – Providence, RI 02903


Free Play, is a spacious barcade featuring row upon row of classic games and an extensive bar. There is a cover charge to get in, $10 on Friday and Saturday and $5 every other day, but the name comes from the fact that the games are all free unlimited play. An array of pinball tables offer sights and sounds of many classic cultural icons, while you can also play at the air hockey table, or Skee-ball machines.

For more information, check out their website HERE.


R1 Indoor Karting

100 Higginson Avenue – Lincoln, RI 02865

R1 Indoor Karting

R1 Indoor Karting is a magnificent facility full of unique opportunities. The main attraction is the European-style asphalt mega track. Strap on official helmets and gear as you race against friends, lovers, and strangers alike on this large time trial course. The newest attraction is the astonishing Axe Bar where, yes, you get to throw axes at targets. The Axe Bar provides drink and food service, while a professional throwing coach guides you through the process. For the full bar, head to the Fuel Restaurant and Sports Bar complete with Billiards and Bowling Lane.

For full details, hours, ages, and events visit their website HERE.


Breaktime Bowl & Bar

999 Main Street – Pawtucket, RI 02860

breaktime bowl

Built in the 1920s this duckpin bowling alley is a piece of Pawtucket and Rhode Island history. The restored lanes bring forth a lively history that will keep you coming back. Pinsetters build on the landmark atmosphere as they reset the duckpins by hand, and will even cheer you on and keep score. Breaktime Bowl & Bar is located inside Hope Artiste Village, and as the name suggests, has a bar with a wide selection of brews and food options.

For more information on their history and reservations, please visit their website HERE.


These places are great locations for singles and couples alike. They offer an array of activities to help keep you entertained all night. Spend your Valentine’s Day or any other night at one of these great local businesses.

Let us know if you are going to one of these great places or somewhere else for Valentine’s Day, even if it’s your beautiful home.

January 7th, 2019


Residential Properties is excited to announce the sale of 61 Cooke Street for $2.45 million, making it the highest sale on the East Side in 2018. This historic home was co-listed by Sales Associates David Abbott and Liz Bodell.

According to MLS, Residential Properties has listed 24 of the 34 East Side properties to sell for over $1 million during 2018.

61 Cooke Street, a classic East Side home and a significant Colonial Revival landmark has been passed into the hands of new stewards, thus sustaining the neighborhood’s robust and varied architectural richness for present and future generations to enjoy. This gem of the Gilded Age was designed for a vibrant household, and those aspects that were so attractive in 1900 are even more so now as the result of a complete renovation. Tall ceilings, gracious spaces, and numerous elegant architectural details make this home a treasure to own.

Co-Listing Agents, David Abbott and Liz Bodell, are both members of RPL’s Providence office. To find out more about them and view their current listings, visit their agent bio page at ResidentialProperties.com.

December 6th, 2018


Residential Properties would like to announce the sale of 270-272 Benefit Street for the price of $2.1 million dollars. The Selling Agent for this transaction was Sales Associate Jim DeRentis of RPL’s Providence office.

According to MLS, this is the highest multi-family sale on the East Side this year. RPL has in fact listed the top two multi-family sales on the East Side this year with 89 Angell Street being sold earlier for $1.69 Million. The listing agent on that transaction was also Jim DeRentis and the Selling Agent was Lynn Leffray out of RPL’s Narragansett office.

Built circa 1814 in the Federal style, the Thomas Poynton Ives Row House is set on one of Providence’s premier streets, and boats impeccable views of the Providence Skyline. Architectural details abound with finely crafted woodwork, seven fireplaces, and rich hardwood floors that perfectly blend with all the modern amenities one would expect, plus two legal apartments and private off-street parking.

Listing Agent Jim DeRentis, has been a recipient of the Circle of Sales Excellence Platinum Plus Award since 2011 when he was named Rookie of the Year. Jim has also been included on Real Trends’ list of “America’s Top Real Estate Agents”. To learn more about DeRentis and view his current listings, please visit ThePVDRealEstateGuy.com.