New Neighbors

The New Look of Downtown

A worldwide toymaker moves downtown


In the midst of all the economic hardship talk, there seems to be some silver lining for the city of Providence. In a landmark expansion to the former Blue Cross + Blue Shield building, Hasbro Inc. is bringing business into the Renaissance City. They are expected to create roughly 300 jobs over the next few years and invest close to $24 million.

Hasbro opened in 1926 and currently employs about 1,400 employees and has been with Rhode Island through thick and thin. The Monopoly and Transformers maker, although it created some controversy, has also added to the view to the Providence skyline. It’s just our opinion, but we think they’ve earned it.