When you first visit Harvest Kitchen in downtown Pawtucket, you’ll notice several things right away: the Café + Corner Store is packed with delicious locally grown food, the team on staff is helpful and friendly — and the space itself is gorgeous!
The building that now houses Harvest Kitchen’s production and training facility, café and corner store is called The Gately Building. It was first developed in 1914 by Annie E. Gately, who added four retail storefronts and several offices to Pawtucket’s already thriving central business district. The building has been home to everything from clothing stores, watch makers, dentists, a candy maker, a small library, offices for the Providence Journal and U.S. Navy, as well as several banks.
In 1993, the final tenant of the previous era moved out, leaving the building to sit vacant for over 20 years. In 2013, the nonprofit Pawtucket Central Falls (PCF) Development began work to rehabilitate the historic structure — building 13 residential apartments, a community center, and space for Harvest Kitchen.
Earlier this year, the opening of Harvest Kitchen on the first floor of the Gately Building marked the reactivation of this once vibrant commercial space. PCF Development continues to own and operate the building, continuing their work to offer housing opportunities for all income levels
We share PCF Development’s passion for revitalizing downtown Pawtucket through our Café and Corner Store that supports local farms and food producers, as well as culinary job training and employment opportunities for young adults.