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Hasbro is not the top taxpayer in Pawtucket, but it’s close. See who beats it.



PAWTUCKET — An old factory converted to lofts, apartment buildings, shopping centers and a certain famous toy company top the list of the city’s biggest taxpayers, according to data provided by the city tax assessor.

Also in the city’s Top 30 taxpayers are nursing homes, a fitness center chain, a moving and storage company and a job-lot retailer whose name is synonymous with the state.

In a public-records, The Providence Journal asked the city to provide a list of the “30 parcels that pay the most property tax.” Instead, the tax assessor supplied a slightly different list: the 30 entities that pay the most property taxes.

This lumped together all the properties of a single owner — such as the apartment landlord at No. 2 and the utility company at No. 16, even though their holdings are at multiple sites scattered across the city and may not be seen as a single property.

1. American Wire Residential Lofts, 413 Central Ave. — $676,366

For more than a century starting in the late 1800s, this factory made coated mire products before manufacturing wound down about 20 years ago. For seven years now, it has housed 179 units — studios and one-to-three-bedroom apartments — in six separate buildings. The property was assessed at $23,306,900.

2. LANMAR Corp. apartments, 30 sites — $631,339

Spread throughout the city, LANMAR’s apartments are a ubiquitous sight. Its properties were assessed at a combined $21,755,300.

3. Stop & Shop plaza, 368 Cottage St. — $555,083

The plaza has the supermarket, some smaller shops, a gas station and two fast-food restaurants. It’s also a block from all those people living at American Wire. It was assessed at $19,127,600.

4. Hasbro, 1027 Newport Ave. — $537,923

The subject of rampant speculation for much of the last decade — will Hasbro stay or will it go — the toy company that has rebranded itself as an entertainment source occupies a smaller footprint today than in past decades, but still is a major taxpayer. Hasbro’s Newport Avenue facility was assessed at $18,536,300.

5. Parkview Exchange, 64 Parkview Drive — $469,607

This apartment complex lies off Newport Avenue near Slater Park. It was assessed at $16,182,200.

The rest of the list

6. Boulevard Plaza, 295 Armistice Blvd. — $332,5987. Geneva Apartments, 150 Dartmouth St. — $322,3748. Pawtucket Credit Union, Various — $314,5429. Arthur Street Apartments, 75 Arthur St. — $284,53210. Hampton Inn, 2 George St. — $267,55311. Hope Artiste Residential, 200 Esten Ave. — $267,29212. Slater Cotton Mill Apartments, 38 Church St. — $265,91913. Slater Hill apartments, 6 George St. — $262,53814. Towers East apartments, 75 East Ave. — $256,74315. Ferland Central Properties, 8 sites — $252,85716. Narragansett Electric Co., 47 sites — $245,14617. Lonsdale Apartments, 457 Lonsdale Ave. — $229,65618. Former Memorial Hospital, 111 Brewster St. — $228,75319. Riverstone Apartments, 5 sites — $221,49820. Northern Plaza, 301 Main St. — $218,05321. LA Fitness, 615 Pawtucket Ave. — $215,32522. U-Haul, 125 Newell Ave. — $207,82723. 1 Lofts, 30 Beecher St. — $203,45624. American Heritage River Center, 249 Roosevelt Ave. — $202,23525. Pawtucket Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation, 70 Gill Ave. — $195,14526. Vincent J. Doyle Manor, 300 Broadway — $184,99427. Ocean State Job Lot of Providence, 50 Ann Mary St. — $182,65528. Oak Hill Center nursing home, 544 Pleasant St. — $179,17829. The Lofts 125, 125 Goff Ave. — $179,10630. Blackstone Place, 727 East Ave. — $172,950

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