Opened and Closed


Nick’s on Westminster: The original foodie haven is opening a second location! This time it’s migrating eastward towards downtown. (That’s Downcity for you out-of-state Brown Uni students.) 100 Westminster St, PVD (where Au Bon Pan used to be). 

Rhode Island Spirits: Our gin and vodka distilling neighbors had their grand opening on June 7. We were there in person, in spirits and at the bar. 59 Blackstone Blvd, Pawtucket.

Urban Greens Co-Op: AT LONG LAST! We’ve reported this democratically decided grocery as opening at least once before, only to retract it. This grocery co-operative is a nice alternative to the fully automated Marty Stop & Shop bots. Its grand opening was June 27. 93 Cranston St, PVD.

Plant City: No, it’s not an LSD-induced locale from Alan Moore’s run on Swamp Thing. It’s a food hall where all the food is plant-based and vegan-friendly. 334 S Water St, PVD.

Twenty Stories: This newish bookstore opened last year in Pawtucket, but now they’ve moved to Fox Point! They’re the peeps in the van who curate 20 books to sell every month. New location @ 107 Ives St, PVD.


A.C. Moore: The Warwick location of this big box craft store is closing July 21, and liquidation sales began last month.

Dressbarn’s parent company announced in May it was closing 650 stores, including both Rhody locations. 

Charlie O’s: This popular Point Judith watering hole closed quietly last month. A loss to Narragansett, it had been open since 1990.

Tealuxe: This tea place chain actually closed the end of last May. We don’t really go onto Thayer anymore (too many chains for us) and thus we missed it.

84 Tavern on Canal: After 13 years, this Westerly watering hole closed at the end of last month.

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