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May 1, 2012 07:58 PM

PVD/RI * May '12 * Open/Closed/Coming Soon

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  1. Edwards has opened on Charles Street in North Providence. It replaces the recently closed Encore. I've yet to try Edwards and can find nothing on the internet.

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    1. re: Jenkins

      I found a Facebook page yesterday:

      Wow, what a surprise ... yet ANOTHER basic Italian restaurant with the same dishes everybody else in Rhode Island serves. There's another right down the street ... Il Fornello. We're not originally from New England so I guess we just don't get it. Doesn't anybody here ever get tired of this same stuff? Really? The former owner tried so hard to broaden the menu. It's sad that it didn't work. Yep, bring on another Chicken Parm.

      We'll be passing on Edward's.

      1. re: Dave S

        I feel your pain, Dave. However, I felt the former owner failed in his attempt to make make a kind of Italian fusion menu. Most dishes I had were just strange or slightly off. So although I would have prefered something interesting here, being nearbye I will visit now and again if they do their dishes well at reasonable prices with a good atmosphere. We shall see.

    2. Classic Cafe on Pawtucket Ave (near Gold's Gym) has closed. They were a serviceable diner with good diner food, run by a charming family. Not exactly a chowhound destination, but beloved to me after years of friendly work lunches there.

      Anyone want to open a humble but fantastic sandwich shop there, please? With good coffee?

      1. I noticed that City LIne Pizza, on North Main Street at the Pawtucket border, has an "opening soon under new management" sign up. Here's hoping "new management" knows how to make good pizza.

        1. A "Quickly" appears to be going in to the spot on Dorrance and Westminster where Tim Horton's used to be.

          1. Eggroll cafe is opening on Airport Road in Warwick next Tuesday.