Opened and Closed


Burnside Beer Garden: Long a pop-up feature of the Burnside Summer Music Series, Trinity Brew Pub’s beer garden is becoming a permanent fixture of the park in Kennedy Plaza. Kennedy Plaza, PVD. Website pending.

Daisy Jo’s Hot Chicken and Biscuits: Quick and spicy, when you’re ready to fly. 63 Airport Rd, Warwick.


High Tides Island Bar & TikiBar: The beloved space where the Village last was (and before that, the Apartment and on back to Jake’s) has grown a tiki bar. Drinks place with Caribbean culinary stylings. 373 Richmond St, PVD.

Jaya’s Kitchen: South Indian, including take-out. 615 Waterman Ave, East Providence. Search FB.

Lucky Dog Tavern: Everything from burgers to duck confit, where Lindy’s ustabe. 82 School St, North Smithfield.

Portside Tavern: Bristol has a new classic tavern with a full menu including chowder — and action figures for the kids. 444 Thames St, Bristol.

La Casita: Dominican food with a quick turnaround time. 53 Providence St, West Warwick.

 Sako’s Pizza: No relation to Sanji’s Pizza or Saki’s Pizza, this new Cranston stand-alone is as much about grinders as pizza. 823 Reservoir Ave, Cranston.


Point Street Dueling Pianos: Sad news to start off the summer season, this watering hole sang its last tune last month and closed its doors. The managing partner of the parent company is active online citing the loss of its parking lot and eternal construction for hindering business. There are some duels nobody wins. Davol Square, PVD.

Foo Fest: Followers of our Facebook saw this first, but this long-running fave fest announced last month they’re taking a break from having the event this year.

Sosico: In actuality, this West Warwick clothing line is changing locations after two years. That didn’t stop them from throwing a grand closing B A S H. They’re opening in a much grander locale on July 13: PVD Arcade @ 65 Weybosset St.

Purple Cat Winery: This long standing fermented fruit manufacturer in Chepachet closed last month. No cats were harmed.

Howell Smith Druggist: Closed on May 21. Much like the late Phred’s Pharmacy on Oaklawn in Cranston, the owners of Howell Smith are retiring and selling to CVS. They served the Darlington area of Pawtucket for close to a century. We bow to our feudal pharmaceutical overlords.