Live/Work @ the Mercantile

Photo of the Mercantile Block Washington St Elevation

AS220 Mercantile Block Washington St elevation Photo by Heidi Gumula, DBVW Architects


First Floor & Lower Level

AS220 Program  Space & Commercial Tenants

Two long time Mercantile tenants, Clark the Locksmith and The Stable (formerly Wheels Bar), continue their tenancy in the building in new and very improved spaces. Viva Mexico! Restaurant also occupies the first floor, as well as the AS220 Industries. The first floor offers a bicycle storage area and a mailbox alcove for tenant use.

Second Floor

Non-Profit Offices & Individual Work Studios

Floor 2 contains 11 studios, several of which have been joined to provide larger spaces. The second floor tenant mix includes the AS220 Industries (the Community Printshop, AS220 Media Arts, and AS220 Labs), several non profits such as College Visions and the Rhode Island Council on the Humanities (RICH), some individual work studios and 2 common bathrooms.

Third & Fourth Floors

Residential Studios

Floors 3 & 4 contain a total of 22 residential studios ranging in size from 600 to 880 sq ft and the building’s 4th floor residential laundry facilities.

Basement Level

Rehearsal Spaces

On the basement level of the Mercantile, there are 3 spaces between 250 and 430 sq ft utilized by musically-inclined members of AS220’s staff and the artists in residence at our three buildings.


You can learn more about the application process at our Live/Work Page.