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April 26, 2017


Tallulah On Thames Announces Closure, Shares Heartfelt Thank You

Tallulah on Thames has confirmed their permanent closure with What’sUpNewp. Jake Rojas, a partner of the once-popular Thames Street restaurant, provided What’sUpNewp with a statement on Friday – confirming the closure and thanking their former employees and customers. The announcement comes following the news earlier this week that Harry’s Bar & Burger would be replacing Tallulah

Newport Marriott Completes Grand Ballroom Renovation, Wins Marriott Hotels’ 2017 “Hotel of the Year” in the Americas

The Newport Marriott’s 7,686-square-foot Grand Ballroom is sporting an elegant new design.  This landmark hotel’s premier event space has been fully renovated, and now showcases a contemporary coastal color palette and fresh decorative elements that evoke the sea.   This marks the final phase of a full-hotel reinvention that began in 2015.  From the front

La Forge Restaurant to Change Ownership

Changes are coming for one of the oldest continuously operating restaurants in Newport. An application has been filed at Newport City Hall by La Forge Casino Restaurant to transfer ownership of its Class BV alcoholic beverage license to 1899, LLC. 1899, LLC is made up of Thames Capital Ventures, LLC (51% Nicholas Schorsch) and Aquidneck Holding, LLC

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URI, Naval Undersea Warfare Center Will Partner to Assist Rhode Island Businesses

The University of Rhode Island (URI), through the Business Engagement Center, and the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) in Newport will sign a partnership intermediary agreement on Thursday, April 13th that will formalize a relationship that will promote cooperative activities between the institutions. The first of its kind, the relationship will “include activities and events

People’s Credit Union Shines the Spotlight on National Financial Literacy Month

April is National Financial Literacy Month and People’s Credit Union has announced in a press release that they are showing their support by working with the Cooperative Credit Union Association on their Better Banking Better Values campaign.  Consumers that subscribe to Cox Communications throughout Rhode Island will have the opportunity to view Better Banking, a

Rail Explorers Begins Operating on Aquidneck Island on April 8th

Rail Explorers, featuring pedal-powered rail bikes, will begin its Rhode Island operation with tours along ‘The Northern Ramble’ – a six mile exploration of the historic railroad between Portsmouth and the Sakonnet River on April 8. The Rail Explorers: Rhode Island Division is presented by the Newport and Narragansett Bay Railroad. What’sUpNewp was the first


Sardella’s Will Celebrate 37th Anniversary in April by Offering Original Menu Prices from 1980

In celebration of 37 years in business, Sardella’s will once again offer original menu prices from 1980! Sardella’s Italian Restaurant was founded by former mayor of Newport, Richard Sardella, in 1980. Newport’s oldest Italian Restaurant celebrated their 35th Anniversary in 2015 by offering their 1980 menu and pricing to the public for just one day,

Five Star People’s Credit Union Best of Bauer for Exceeding 25 Years of 5-Star Ratings

People’s Credit Union has announced it is once again a top performer, earning a coveted 5-Star rating from BAUERFINANCIAL, the Nation’s Premier Bank and Credit Union Rating Firm. A five-star rating indicates that People’s Credit Union excels in areas including capital adequacy, profitability, and asset quality. People’s Credit Union has earned and maintained this top


Rhode Island Council on Postsecondary Education Approves New IYRS Program and Institutional Name Change

IYRS School of Technology & Trades has announced that last week the Rhode Island Council on Postsecondary Education (RICPE) approved IYRS’ proposed fourth full-time program offering in Digital Modeling and Fabrication. IYRS’ accrediting body, the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), will now review the program.   The comprehensive nine-month Digital Modeling & Fabrication

Amica Insurance to sponsor the Newport Marathon

Gray Matter Marketing has announced that Amica Mutual Insurance Co. will become the title sponsor of the 2017 Newport Marathon and Half Marathon.  Recently named the “Best Half Marathon in the Northeast” by Competitor Magazine for 2016, the Amica Newport Marathon will be held on Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017, with more than 4,000 runners expected

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