Nicks on Broadway to Open Second Location on Westminster Street

Nicks on Westminster will open this May in Providence’s Financial District.


Derek Wagner, owner and executive chef of Nicks on Broadway.

Nicks on Broadway is welcoming a second location, Nicks on Westminster, this May in Providence’s Financial District. We just got word that the former Au Bon Pain at Paolino Properties’ 100 Westminster Street is the location for owner and executive chef Derek Wagner’s second restaurant.

The 4,500-square-foot space will offer some quick service options for guests on the go, as well as sit-down tables and a café and bar for patrons to sip cocktails.

It’s a chance for Wagner to offer takeout options for busy downtown customers, while sticking to his mantra of serving quality, locally sourced ingredients. The Nicks on Broadway development comes as part of Paolino Properties $75 million investment in the downtown since 2016, according to a press release.

A rendering of the interior of Nicks on Westminster.

Wagner is excited to offer his cuisine in a new environment, while celebrating his Broadway location’s seventeen-year anniversary. “I have so much pride in Providence and I knew that when the time came to open a second location, it would be right here,” he says. “This is the community that I love and that has supported me, and I am excited to capture the energy of Nicks on Broadway and bring it to a new audience. I’m looking forward to creating new quick-service and cafe options while keeping true to our mission of providing fresh, local, delicious food to everyone who stops in.”

Joseph R. Paolino, Jr., managing partner of Paolino Properties, is thrilled that Wagner chose the office building as his next destination, which will help continue the revitalization of the downtown restaurant scene.

“Nicks on Broadway is not just a local dining destination but was a pioneer of the up-and-coming restaurant culture that Providence is known for today,” says Paolino in a release. “I have been frequenting nicks since I lived next door to its original location at 259 Broadway. To have Derek bring the atmosphere and high-quality menu that nicks is known for to the downtown will bring new excitement to the restaurant scene and really complement our new boutique hotel at 30 Kennedy Plaza, The Beatrice. I want downtown to be an area where people want to live, work and dine, and this is another great step in that direction. I know that our tenants are really looking forward to nicks opening, and so am I.”

Nicks on Westminster is slated to open this May, with breakfast, lunch and dinner service as well as quick-service lunch, brunch and to-go options Monday through Friday.



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