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PVD/RI * January '13 * Open/Closed/Coming Soon

Garris Jan 1, 2013 05:41 AM

New month...
New year...
New restaurants...


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    jomo9501 RE: Garris Jan 4, 2013 06:07 AM

    Not sure it is restaurant, but in Wayland Square (Angell Street) there is a new place called "Olive Tap" next to CVS. A friend of mine said they have fresh bread everyday and yesteday, they were giving it away for free at night, since they had not sold all of it. I'll have to venture over and see what it is all about.

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      GreenGal RE: jomo9501 Jan 4, 2013 02:13 PM

      Based upon my Internet research, they are a franchise olive oil / balsamic vinegar / 'gourmet' store. So presumably the fresh bread is for tasting products.

      Is there still that franchise olive oil store up on Hope Street in the Rochambeau area? Seems kind of crazy to end up with multiple stores of this type on the East Side in about a one year period (right?). Though I do like my olive oils...

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        Frank Terranova RE: GreenGal Jan 5, 2013 06:20 AM

        Providence lost the hotel but the restaurant will be run by a hotel/food contractor. The Mall has lost Williams Sonoma and soon the Pottery Barn plus 2 more places on the Hill I cant mention as of yet because it wouldnt be fair until they close.

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          sandsonik RE: Frank Terranova Jan 6, 2013 04:27 PM

          Not sure how Pottery Barn fits into a restaurant thread, but since it was, I figured I should add that Pottery Barn will be re-opening in Garden City in Cranston, once their space is done.
          And maybe it's been mentioned elsewhere but the Mile and a Quarter has opened in the old Barnsider Mile and a Quarter spot on South Main/South Water St

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            Frank Terranova RE: sandsonik Jan 6, 2013 04:42 PM

            Correct they are moving to GCity like WIlliams and Sonoma. Pottery Barn has their own building. Prov Mall is a dog for a lot of stores. I know the two stores dont fit the restaurant flow but it shows how there is no business in the city.

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              Nl2012 RE: Frank Terranova Jan 7, 2013 02:53 PM

              That's kind of a ridiculous statement. Just in the west end right now, two restaurants have opened in the last four months (Kitchen and north), there are three new restaurants opening in the next four months (garden grilles new spot, Julian's new restaurant, the diner on westminister), the eddy just opened downtown and flan y ajo's bar is on the way, plus the new bar in olneyville is opening soon too. That's seems like plenty of business to me.

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                coastalgypsy RE: Nl2012 Jan 8, 2013 12:11 PM

                Is Garden Grille moving from Pawtucket or just opening a second location in the city (and where??)

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                  Nl2012 RE: coastalgypsy Jan 8, 2013 06:08 PM

                  They are not moving, it's a new concept.

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      jomo9501 RE: Garris Jan 7, 2013 01:40 PM

      According to a facebook post, the Sunnyside in Warren may re-open soon.


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        jomo9501 RE: Garris Jan 8, 2013 06:48 AM

        Ellie's Bakery in the Biltmore garage opens today.


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