Joelle Kanter en Businesses Surge in Downtown Providence <p>The Providence Downtown Improvement District is out with its annual business guide and it shows a surge of new business for the city center area.</p><p>The guide shows 13 new restaurants and shops opened last year. Thirty-five new businesses have opened their doors in the past two years.&nbsp; And this is just in the downtown area. It does not include College Hill, Federal Hill or other popular business districts.</p><p>Joelle Kanter of the Providence Downtown Improvement District said the new businesses run the gamut.</p> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 14:14:20 +0000 Flo Jonic 16652 at