The Closure of Metacomet – 1 Year Later
It has been one full year since historic Metacomet Golf Club closed its doors for good on the evening of September 30, 2020.
Since that day, the clubhouse has been demolished and items auctioned off, and protests have been held outside the property and the city council meetings.
However, the property remains largely untouched as the situation has been caught up in politics ever since that day.
“Well Keep Metacomet Green has filed a lawsuit naming the city and Marshall. We are still fighting and we are not backing down. Marshall has been maintaining the property and has done no building or tearing down in the least. Although, the lawsuit wold force them to use their own money since bank financing wouldn’t be possible while the lawsuit is ongoing,” Keep Metacomet Green Admin Lynn Miller told GolfNewsRI.
GolfNewsRI has provided extensive coverage of Metacomet’s final days and things that have happened since then.
Here is a timeline:
September 30, 2020
Metacomet’s Final Day
On this day, Metacomet was open for the final day.
The final golf round was played by Ray Palazzo and Jeffrey Okolowitcz and Michael Rose.
Former greenskeeper Joe Medeiros offered his memories of Metacomet to GolfNewsRI.
October 2, 2020
Marshall Properties Completes Purchase of Metacomet
Marshall Development announces that they have completed the purchase of Metacomet Golf Club.
October 6, 2020
RIGA Issues Statement on Metacomet a week later
October 7, 2020
Numbers Released on Metacomet Sale
The numbers are out.
Metacomet Golf Club in East Providence was sold for $7.6 million on October 2 to Marshall Properties, according to the deed filed with the East Providence City Clerk.
November 29, 2020
Metacomet’s Equipment, furnishings up for Auction
Two months after Metacomet was officially sold, and then closed, all of the club’s equipment and furnishings are now set to be sold at a live internet auction.
December 8, 2020
GolfNewsRI gets exclusive look inside Metacomet 2 months after closure.
March 4, 2021
Metacomet Clubhouse is Demolished
The historic clubhouse at Metacomet Golf Club is in the process of being torn down.
GolfNewsRI partnered with drone expert Joe Paliotta to get exclusive video of the tear down and current state of things.
April 29, 2021
East Prov City Council Votes Against Eminent Domain
In a special meeting on Thursday night, the East Providence City Council voted to move forward with developing Metacomet Golf Club.
The council voted against eminent domain and for development.
July 21, 2021
East Providence City Council Votes to Re-Zone Metacomet
Like most things in this ongoing Metacomet saga, the East Providence City Council meeting on Tuesday night took forever, ending in the wee hours of Wednesday morning.
When it was finally all said and done, the Council voted 3-2 in favor of re-zoning the Metacomet property.
September 30, 2021
According to Keep Metacomet Green’s Lynn Miller, there is a lawsuit filed against Marshall and the City of East Providence.
GolfNewsRI’s Rich Cappalli confirms that the property is being kept up.
EDITOR’S NOTE: A previous version of the story said there was a lein on the property. There is not currently one.