Pascoag revitalization among 2019’s top stories in Burrillville


A story announcing upcoming plans for the village of Pascoag devised by the Burrillville Redevelopment Agency first made waves on NRI NOW in June.

The publication sat with Jim Langlois, chairman of the agency, to hear buzz about the village, and how a plan years in the making was finally becoming reality. In previous years, the agency had played a key role in the demolition of blighted buildings and construction of two new properties; the installation of walking path running along the river, a small pedestrian bridge and signs welcoming visitors; and agreements by both businesses and residents to take up tenancy there.

Langlois announced that in the upcoming months, a deli, a brewery and two other businesses had plans to open up shop in Pascoag.

And soon after, news of the businesses began to spring up.

In August, NRI NOW announced the opening of Cow’s Tail Deli, a new Pascoag business to be run by Burrillville natives Mike and Christy Karmozyn, serving homemade sandwiches, salads, soups, pasta dishes, desserts and more.

Also coming to the village was Bravo Brewing Company, a new brewery to be opened by Maine natives Chris and Brianna Mishoe.

News of caterer Gina Fligg’s plans to open Pamfilio’s at 92 Pascoag Main St. came next. Construction of that business is still underway.

Recently, Jennifer Powers obtained a license to open Power’s Pub in the village. That business is also expected to open its doors in the upcoming months.

And with Pascoag largely complete, Langlois and his agency have turned their efforts to the village of Nasonville, where meetings were held this year to get public input on that village’s future.

Earlier this month, NRI NOW announced that a long-standing business in Nasonville,  Western Hotel, had been purchased by George’s Pizza owner Mark Murphy. Changes to the intersection in front of the restaurant are expected in 2020.

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