Friars Shop Friars
Support Businesses Owned by PC Alumni & Students
Many entrepreneurial Friars have founded and run their own businesses. Some of them even offer discounts to fellow PC alumni and students! Check out the PC alumni or student owned businesses below and support a fellow Friar. And be sure to let us know about it by adding #FriarsShopFriars to the social post showing off your new finds!
The information contained in this directory was provided to Providence College by alumni business owners. The College is not providing financial support or services to any of these businesses and assumes no responsibility or liability arising from any transaction or interaction between you and any business listed.
Brian Stark ’83
Sharon Stark Truland ’86
Sandy Pond Links is owned by PC alumni and siblings Brian Stark and Sharon Stark Truland. Purchased in 2023, Sandy Pond is a par 3 golf course located in Riverhead, NY and is the perfect place for all levels of golfers. Beginners, family friendly, and advanced players will benefit from this little gem of a course.
Erin Pucciarelli ’14
Hunter Waterman ’13
Hudson Golf is an indoor golf venue with upscale bar and kitchen located in downtown Hoboken. The atmosphere perfectly encompasses the founding teams’ perspectives — one from an avid golfer & the other from a non-golfer.
Offerings include: Sim Rentals, Bar + Kitchen, Lessons, Club Fittings, Private Events, and more!
New York, NY
Haley Georgen ’22
My name is Haley Georgen and I began my charcuterie board business, That Cheese Princess, while being a student at PC. I found COVID as an opportunity for students to order a board and meet fellow friars outside of their dorms!
Discount code: CheeseatPC
Tricia Caracappa ’92
Tricia Caracappa is a NY-based painter whose abstract art invites delight and inspiration. She’s known for beautiful colors and energetic brushstrokes that bring positive, joyful energy, most inspired by nature, movement and color. Her original paintings are sold through her website and galleries. Commissions welcome.
Chris St. Jean ’93
Our special blends of herbs and spices are carefully crafted to enhance the natural flavors of your food, ensuring a mouthwatering experience with every bite.
Peter J Malia ’73
Publisher of regional history, biography, art, and reference works.
Mary Kate Morrissey ’18
Boston based wedding planning company helping couples have a stress-free wedding planning process. Full service, partial service, and event management packages available.
Emily Kirslis ’19
I have always loved painting and I sell high-quality giclee prints of my artwork. I also paint custom commissions!
East Greenwich, RI
Stacey Souza ’03
I make hand knit, chunky blankets, in an assortment of sizes ranging from baby blankets to king size comforters. We also make poof pillows and cozy headbands to wear in the winter – All blankets are machine washable. Loved by pets and humans!
Discount code: Friaralumni10
J. Leonard Sweeney, Esq. ’31
J. Leonard Sweeney, Jr.,Esq. ’65
J. Leonard Sweeney, III, Esq. ’91
Owned and operated by three generations of Friar attorneys for over 80 years – we are a full-service Law Firm and Title Company offering a wide variety of legal services, including Estate Planning, Business representation and Real Estate Transactions to NH, MA and ME.
Robert O’Neill ’87
Long Term Care Insurance
Disability Insurance for Christians
Discount code: PC Alumni
David Cass ’03
Taking inspiration from our most mouth-watering childhood memories, we aspire to create ice cream novelties that are delicious, unforgettable, and creative.
Michele DiSalvo-McHugh ’80
Located in the foothills of Watertown, CT, Hawk Ridge boasts over 60 acres filled with grapevines and scenic vistas. We have the largest wine portfolio in the state as well as food, beer, and weekly events to hit all interests!
Discount: 10% off with PC ID or email
Dennis Port, MA
Thomas Messina ’24
I own a produce stand in Dennis Port Massachusetts. My small business supplies people with the freshest produce on the cape. I also carry other convenience store items. Some popular items include corn, cinnamon bread, and pies. This is my first summer in business and it has been an exciting journey so far.
Glen Clove, NY/Online
Nicholas Horman ’06
3rd Generation pickle maker providing artisanal traditional and unique pickle products and olives.
Discount: 5% off with code GoFriars!
Barry Bacon ’95
We are a 4,400 sq foot, full production distillery, tasting room and event space, complete with a flavorful cocktail program highlighting our current spirits. We manufacture Rum, Vodka, Gin, and other flavored spirits here in Central Mass. We are currently distributing spirits to bars, restaurants, and retail stores.
Ali Rosa ’01
Ali Rosa photographs weddings, newborns, families, and branding sessions. She is based out of Walpole, MA but regularly does work in all of MA and RI.
Douglas Drozdowski ’00
Located in Billerica, MA we specialize in handcrafted gourmet pierogi using my grandmother’s 100 year old traditional recipes combined with my culinary background to put a twist on what a pierogi can be. We also make Polish bakery items and are expanding to include other Polish foods.
Valerie Bono-Bunker ’01
Golden Cannoli is a 2nd generation family-owned cannoli factory based in Chelsea MA. We make cannoli shells, cannoli chips and cannoli fillings. For over 50 years we’ve been industry leaders in quality, innovation and customer service. Today, Golden Cannoli is the world’s largest cannoli manufacturer and growing.
Jon Mason ’96
A Fun Lifestyle Apparel Brand inspired by Golf and Sports Enthusiasts.
Discount: 25% off with code GoFriars25
West Haven, CT
Chris Walsh ’96
Full-service Irish pub and restaurant spanning four decades adorned with rich oak antiques and woodwork evoking a relaxed speak-easy feel
Ralph Battista ’86
Luigi and Antonette Battista opened Luigi’s in 1971 with the goal of providing their guests the exceptional Italian foods that had been at the heart of their own family traditions at a great value. That tradition continues to this day as the third generation of the Battista Family creates memorable meals complimented by welcoming service.
Discount: Loyalty Club with 3% reward points earned on every visit
Katie Demo ’07
BRASS offers a fresh perspective on dressing today, one that brings together timeless style and unmatched quality in an accessible way. We make getting dressed easier by offering modern basics that fit just right. We want the BRASS woman to always feel polished and comfortable, no matter the occasion.
Discount: use code FRIARS20
Neil Fortin ’06
Thomas Fortin Menswear is a men’s accessories company based in Bath UK. Thomas Fortin reflects longingly on when every occasion was one worth dressing for. We champion the dapper days of yesteryear and help you to dress to impress! Indulge your inner dapper and live every day like you’re the leading man in your own story.