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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

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Ryan Belmore is the Publisher of What'sUpNewp. 
Belmore has been involved with What’sUpNewp since shortly after its launch in 2012, proudly leading it to be named Best Local News Blog in Rhode Island by Rhode Island Monthly readers in 2018, 2019, and 2020 and an honorable mention in the Common Good Awards in 2021.

Born and raised in Rhode Island, Belmore graduated from Coventry High School and the Community College of Rhode Island. In addition to living in Newport for 10 years, he has lived in Portsmouth, Coventry, Providence, Smithfield, Burrillville, and East Greenwich.

Belmore 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 previously served on the Board of Lucy's Hearth and the Arts & Cultural Alliance for Newport County.

Belmore and his wife, Jen, currently live in Alexandria, Virginia, a move they made in 2021. Read more about that here - https://whatsupnewp.com/2021/09/letter-from-the-publisher-some-personal-news/

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In 2020, Belmore was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.
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