Open and Closed


Back 40 is a restaurant run by former Miss USA and Miss Universe Olivia Culpo and her father. They’re serving up coastal comfort food. 20 South County Trail, North Kingstown.

Bayberry Beer Hall, the long-awaited German beerhall-inspired restaurant, has opened. If you are looking for a restaurant with a communal feel on the West Side, this place should be your first stop. 381 W. Fountain St, PVD.

Stout Irish Sports Pub is a new Irish-themed sports pub. 50 Exchange Terrace, PVD.

Base Station VR Lounge is “the future of entertainment.” Make reservations online and see what all the fuss is about. 286 Thayer St, PVD.

Ground for Urban Greens, the new local grocer and co-op, has been broken. Stay tuned. 93 Cranston St, PVD.

North, Part 4? With a thriving restaurant and two bakery location, let’s see what they have in store for us next! 122 Fountain St, PVD.

Rebelle Artisan Bagels is a tasty new bagel spot with lots of style. 110 Doyle Ave, PVD.

Revival Massage is re-opening on Sep 11 at their brand new location. 269 Wickenden St, PVD.

FreePlay Bar and Arcade will have more than 100 classic video games, pinball, Skee-Ball and air hockey, all set to free play! 182 Pine St, PVD.

Black Duck Tavern opened in the same space as The Watchemoket Bar, which opened on the day Prohibition was repealed: December 5, 1933. 31 Warren Ave, East PVD.

Flat Waves has opened a second location right in the URI Emporium. Acai bowls, come through. 99 Fortin Rd, Kingston.

Johnny’s at the Atlantic Resort, has brunch, patio and fire pits. And it’s brand spanking new! 240 Aquidneck Ave, Middletown.

Shoobies, is an adorable pizza spot with an open kitchen. The string lights really make you feel like you’re mowing that ‘za on the piazza. 66 Broadway, Newport.

The Backyard Patio and Grille boasts giant checkers and free apps during trivia. These people know how to party! 151 Swinburne Row, Newport.

Diego’s has opened their long-awaited second floor and it’s stunning; you need to check it out. Tag them in some photos on FB and IG. 11 Bowens Wharf, Newport.


Say Cheese is closing their PVD location and re-opening TBA in another location with adequate parking and enough interior space for a full bar. 45 Weybosset St, PVD.

The Burbage Theatre Co’s new home at 249 Roosevelt Ave in Pawtucket and new partnership with the Rhode Island-based living arts company TEN31 Productions are official.

Following Galileo, the first show of the 2017-18 season, Burbage will conclude their residency at 276 Westminster St in concurrence with the closing of Aurora Providence. The remaining four productions of the 2017-18 season, beginning with The Great Gatsby on November 24, will signal the start of their new residency and partnership with TEN31.

Aurora, which is a truly sad loss for Providence. All shows will continue until the official close date in October. Go see a show and enjoy the space to show your support before the close. 276 Westminster St, PVD.

Fertile Underground, the local co-op, seems to be struggling. Signage posted read that they couldn’t keep the shelves stocked. Support them at

faust2Faust (pictured), a downtown favourite, the cool and chic German-style restaurant, has permanently closed. 122 Fountain St, PVD.

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