Mulligan’s Island Under Agreement to be Sold to MA Developer

A Rhode island staple might be on the verge of being sold for development. 

GolfNewsRI has confirmed that Mulligan’s Island is under agreement to be purchased by Massachusetts-based Coastal Partners LLC. 

In an email to GolfNewsRI, Mulligan’s Island managing partner Michael Friedman said they do not have a comment on the situation, but is referring parties to Coastal Partners LLC. 

“We will continue to operate as we can during Covid for the remainder of this season,” said Friedman. 

Mulligan’s Island consists of mini golf, a driving range and batting cages, as well as, a short par three and pitch & putt course. 

It has been in business since 2002. 

City Councilman Unveils Details, Expresses Concern 

On Saturday, Cranston City Councilman and Mayoral candidate Kenneth Hopkins expressed concern about the potential development of Mulligan’s Island. 

“While I have not yet seen specific plans, I have heard from neighbors that an out of state developer is about to launch a major project to convert this quiet recreational site into a Costco Warehouse, a residential subdivision and other commercial uses,” said Hopkins. 

He adds, “My understanding is that the developer recently held a zoom conference call with a select number of neighbors.” 

According to Hopkins, the scope of the project is so big that new traffic signals and a redesign of New London Ave will have to be done. 

Hopkins notes that Coastal Partners LLC will be submitting plans to City Council at this month’s meeting. 

Hopkins added, “The magnitude of this potential project deserves a full, open and comprehensive review and discussion with neighbors before its formal presentation. To introduce and promote this in the dead of the summer while we are experiencing a health pandemic is very troubling. Why is the out of state developer trying to slide this through when the City Council and Planning Commission are not yet even holding in person meetings? This is not a gesture of openness and good faith.” 

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