Post Road Business Spotlight
The Post Road has a long and storied history dating back to Benjamin Franklin and the Native Americans who created and utilized the Pequot Path before him. Established by Mr. Franklin as a mail route serving the 13 colonies, this road, and the post offices along it formed the backbone of the United States at the time and allowed for a system of communication across the vast territory that the 13 colonies comprised.
By the late 18th century North Kingstown’s portion of the road had become quite rural, it was not until 1939, and the advent of the Quonset/Davisville military complex that Post Road would see renewed interest as a commercial center supporting the Quonset military installation and its servicemembers. Following the military’s closure of Quonset Point as a Naval base in the 70’s, Post Road’s nature changed once more, this time from the base’s supporting infrastructure to the bustling business hub the Town of North Kingstown, and its unique businesses have come to know and enjoy today!
Post Road is home to many fantastic businesses and business owners! From large scale global chains, to small, local, and family-owned small businesses, North Kingstown’s 10 mile stretch of the Post Road has something for everyone. Here it is our aim to highlight these important members of the North Kingstown community by listening to their stories, learning a little more about their spaces, and exploring their passions and reasons for locating in our wonderful town!
To this end this page is created to explore and highlight our various Post Road businesses on a rotational basis every month.
Should you be interested in having your business featured please email your completed application to our Economic Development Principal Planner Ben Mandel at BMandel@northkingstownri.gov
All applications will be kept private for use by the Planning Department and will be kept on file for feature use and consideration in the future. If your business is selected you will be notified via email prior to your business exposé going live on the Town website.
for further questions or inquiries please call or email:
(401) 294-3331 ext. 315
Ashley Richer Photography
This month’s spotlight takes a look at Ashley Richer Photography, the wonderful new addition that's recently come to Post Road!
Featuring the talents of Ashley Richer, this photography studio is a culmination of her many skills, including her abilities behind the lens and a passion for working with people of all ages. With a background in special education, Ashley enjoys and is adept at working with folks from all walks of life. Ashley's passion and gift led her to start volunteering her time to create Magical Wish Photography Sessions for those children suffering from cancer or other terminal illness and has gone a long way to capturing something beyond a photo or moment, hope.
So click here to read more about this incredible superhero and the passion, love, and care she brings to these kids, to Rhode Island, and now to Post Road and our wonderful North Kingstown community !