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

Garris May 3, 2013 10:57 AM

April seemed slow, but hopefully May will pick up. What new, closed, or on the way?

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    Frobisher RE: Garris May 7, 2013 11:34 AM

    Something is going into the bermuda triangle of restaurant spaces, next to Cilanto on Weybosset, where Rollies, the crepe place, the green coffee shop etc... used to be.

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      Frobisher RE: Frobisher May 7, 2013 11:37 AM

      and Angkor Express, Bender's Cafe, Jimmy Johns....

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        Frobisher RE: Frobisher May 24, 2013 04:18 AM

        So the new entrant will be UMelt, which is a purveyor of grilled cheese. They have a location in Kingston and a snazzy website. I predict this latest contestant manages to make a go of it.


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      Garris RE: Garris May 7, 2013 08:17 PM

      Don't know how absolutely new this all is, but:

      - Bubble Tea House is gone, replaced by chain Bobalicious on Westminster

      - In the Ugly American space on Ives is a new Thai place, not sure of the name (which makes for, what, about 6 Thai themed, if not exclusive, restaurants on the East Side!)

      - Nami, new sushi place on Federal Hill which has had good word of mouth so far...

      - Boloco chain opened in the Traders Joes plaza in Warwick

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        friskyfireman RE: Garris May 8, 2013 11:34 AM

        Chef Walters on fed hill closed & Blush wine bar

        1. Bob W RE: Garris May 9, 2013 09:05 AM

          Any word on what eateries will be opening in the Arcade?

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            Jennifer Luxmoore RE: Garris May 17, 2013 08:40 PM

            It seems that Cuban Revolution (downtown) is closed, but the 2nd location is still open

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              digga RE: Jennifer Luxmoore May 31, 2013 05:17 AM

              Too bad - cool space and a decent place for a drink, but I've been completely underwhelmed by the food downtown (have not been to the other location).

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