Nearly 10 months to the day since the former Newport Creamery closed at 1410 Atwood Ave., a new gas station opened at the site on Wednesday morning.
Completing a process that began last spring, Mayor Joseph Polisena, local officials, and representatives of Stop & Shop formally marked the opening of a new gas station at 1410 Atwood Ave. on Wednesday morning. The location had been the site of a Newport Creamery restaurant, which closed in July, 2012, and was demolished in December. Check out the accompanying video clips for scenes from today's opening. Past articles on this topic: Newport Creamery Goes Dark; New Gas Station on the Way, July 11, 2012. Newport Creamery in Johnston Demolished, Dec. 12, 2012.
The business property insurer, headquartered on Central Avenue, was named "Best For Service" in the 2011 Buyers Choice awards for Business Insurance Magazine.
FM Global was recently named "Best for Service" in Business Insurance magazine's annual Buyers Choice awards, the company announced in a statement. According to a press release, the magazine credited FM Global with “a high contract certainty rate” and noted that its “attention to service extends to all the insurer's operations.” “Our platform is consistent around the globe,” Tom Lawson, executive vice president at FM Global, said in the statement. “As a mutual insurance company owned by our policyholders, we believe we're better underwriters because we focus solely on business property insurance, understand property risk and provide clients with sound engineering solutions to safeguard their property. We're also better engineers because of…