Providence-based GTECH has officially changed its name to International Game Technology, after a merger with a British company of that name. Officials from IGT rang the bell at the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday, where the combined companies began trading for the first time. IGT Vice President Bob Vincent said Providence will continue to house the company’s lottery headquarters and provide corporate support.
The Capital Grille, the Providence restaurant known for its fine steaks and seafood, is moving from its original location in the historic Union Station building to a venue in the GTECH center that is now occupied by Ruth’s Chris restaurant.
The move will give the Capital Grille more space and allow it to expand its ability to hold more functions, such as business confabs and wedding receptions, says Chris Phillips, managing partner of the restaurant.
Gov. Lincoln Chafee and Marcel Valois, executive director of Commerce Rhode Island, will embark on a European trade mission that will be focused on meeting with executives of companies that have expressed an interest in establishing operations in Rhode Island.
Chafee’s press office issued a statement saying that these company executive officials are interested in Rhode Island due to the state’s ``proximity to Europe, as well as the location in the busy northeast corridor and the convenience of TF Green Airport, industrial ports and rail and highway transportation systems.’’