Please Support Cluck! Urban Farm Supply at Providence Zoning Board Hearing, Wednesday, February 6, 2013

by David Dadekian
Cluck! Urban Farm Supply artist rendition of exterior

Cluck! Urban Farm Supply artist rendition of exterior

Note: for the latest news on Cluck! please see this story: The Latest on the Battle for Cluck! Your Help Is Still Needed.

Cluck!, the urban farm supply business that was covered previously on Eat Drink RI in Support Cluck! Urban Farm Supply on Broadway in Providence, is still in need of support to receive a zoning variance to open the business. Cluck!’s founder Drake Patten will appear in front of the Providence Zoning Board on February 6th at 5:30 p.m. to request relief from zoning under the use code that covers garden centers and hardware stores.

As Patten notes on Facebook, “Cluck will be appearing before the Zoning Board to seek relief from the current zoning at 399 Broadway. There will be push back from some neighbors, including those who are also currently appealing the Nikki’s decision (across from Julian’s) and holding up the re-development of the Tirocchi Sisters house at the west end of Broadway. While this decision will obviously be made on the merits of my request, it is vital to have support in the room and I respectfully ask you to attend in support of this exciting new business opening in our city.”

There is still time, and it is helpful, to send an email or a letter of support to the Zoning Board of Review via Peter Carnevale, Director of Zoning, at Please attend the hearing on February 6 at 5:30 p.m. at 444 Westminster Street, at the corner of Empire Street and Westminster Street.  If you’d like to speak, a brief sentence of support is all that is needed. Please spread the word about the February 6th hearing and help build the crowd at the Zoning Board in support of Cluck!

To read more about Cluck! please see the previous story, Support Cluck! Urban Farm Supply on Broadway in Providence.

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