Rhumbline  Restaurant will close permanently on Friday, October 9th.

The business, liquor license, equipment and real estate is currently listed at $995,000 and has been on the market for several months.

While there are rumors among locals that the property has been purchased by a prominent local business owner, that has yet to become public information or confirmed by What’sUpNewp.

Ian McIntyre has worked at the 135 seat restaurant since 1995 before becoming Chef-owner several years later.

What’sUpNewp has reached out to Rhumbline for comment, at time of publishing there has not yet been a response.

Musician Lois Vaughan, who has performed at the Rhumbline for many years, shared the following message on her  Facebook Page encouraging all to patronize the restaurant over the last few weeks;

“There are just a handful of nights of weekend jazz left at The Rhumbline! Lois Vaughan will performing tonight from 6:30-10pm. Come by to wish the owners well & thank them for their continued support of live local music!”

This story will be updated as more information is received.

Visit Rhumbline

Rhumbline offers a Prix Fixe Menu every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday that includes 3 courses (soup, salad and choice of two entrees) plus a glass of wine for $22 per person.

Lois Vaughan performs live jazz music every Friday and Saturday from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Rhumbline is open for dinner at 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday and for brunch on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Rhumbline | 62 Bridge Street Newport, RI 02840 | (401) 849-3999

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What'sUpNewp. Although not the founder or original owner, Belmore has been with What'sUpNewp since its early beginnings in 2012.

Belmore was born in Providence, Rhode Island; grew up and graduated high school in Coventry, Rhode Island; and lived in Newport, Rhode Island for more than ten years. He currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals.

He and his wife, Jen, as well as their two dogs (Aero and June), recently moved to Alexandria, Virginia. Belmore travels back and forth to Newport every couple of weeks to cover events, work on story ideas, to meet with What'sUpNewp's on-the-ground contributors, to visit friends, and to eat as much seafood as possible.

Belmore is a member of Local Independent Online News Publishers, Society of Professional Journalists, and the North American Snowsports Journalists Association.

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