This week’s Providence Business News features a Newsmakers interview with David and Joel Cohen, the co-owners of Promet Marine Services, one of the founding members of the Providence Working Waterfront Alliance.

PBN: Are you afraid that if waterfront zoning along Allens Avenue becomes mixed use, that you are going to be pushed out?

JOEL COHEN: We honestly believe that the city wants to push us out of business, despite what they say. We’re fighting it, and we’re hoping that we’ll have positive results. We just can’t stop doing business. We have a very important niche … in the Northeast. There’s really no other facility like ours. … And our employees are behind us. … They like what they see, that the owners are fighting to preserve their jobs.

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