Aguardente: 12 Governor St, PVD. aguardente.com. This Portuguese-inspired little spot is a welcome addition to Fox Point’s bustling food scene. See story at motifri.com/xxx
Bellini: 90 Westminster St, PVD. bellinirestaurant.com. Fine Italian dining and a members-only rooftop bar inside the Beatrice Hotel.
Bonanno: 256 Atwells Ave, PVD. A new Fed Hill dig featuring small plates, a market for imported goods, and an emphasis on wine not found elsewhere in RI.
Crazy Hearts Vintage Clothing: 203 Weybosset St, PVD. A new vintage clothing shop fashioning things up where Evolution Piercings used to be.
Malachi’s Coffee: 134 Ives St, PVD. This family-owned and operated coffee shop in Fox Point was a favorite of many locals.
Muse Music Store: 1204 Fish Rd, Tiverton. Music equipment shop and music school .
Westcott House: 49 Providence St, West Warwick. After 33 years in business, the owner points to inflationary and staffing pressures that made the establishment fold, much to the chagrin of the community.