Open and Closed


Pea Poddery in Cumberland is under new ownership. Art-lover and art major Kristen Jansen and long-time friend Rob Roesch will take over the paint-your-own-pottery business.

L.L. Bean is opening its first RI store and Outdoor Discovery School, 200 Hillside Rd, Garden City, Cranston, on Friday, August 12.


PVDonuts is moving to a new location, 77 Ives St on the East Side. They announced the move on July 3, but there’s no word as to when they’ll join the likes of Tallulah’s Taqueria, Malachi’s Café, Like No Udder and Silver Star Bakery in the surrounding area.

A Tropical Smoothie Cafe opened on Waterman St in PVD barely over a month ago. This chain focuses on fresh, healthy foods including – you guessed it – smoothies!

Tachi’s Kitchen on Willett Ave in East Providence slipped in under our radar when it opened in early June, serving traditional American breakfast!

Acacia, known for being a pretty darn good food truck doling out chic green, healthy and organic foods, is opening up a new take-out shop with a grand opening in August.

Vintage Cigar Lounge & Club is celebrating their grand opening at 47 High St in Westerly on August 6. They boast over 350 different cigars and a bar stocked beyond belief.

Mother Mystic Spiritual Apothecary has moved to 170 Dean St, PVD. Street parking is available, and fittingly enough they’re actively offering discounts to Pokemon Go players who are Team Mystic.


Sassy Mama’s has moved its products to The Outpost, located at the Visitor Center on 295 in Lincoln.

Fatt Squirrel, the beloved dive bar on Chestnut Street, PVD, closed permanently about a month ago, following a February incident in which a 21-year-old patron was assaulted before shots were fired into one of the bar’s windows.

Wings To Go – The franchisee retiring and, after 17 years, the branch is for sale in Johnston.

Hive Tattoo is permanently closed. The furniture and fixtures have been removed, the interior is gutted and there is a “for lease” sign on the building.


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