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Orange Leaf, home to “America’s Frozen Yogurt”, has closed their location at 198 Thames Street in Newport.

Orange Leaf has been serving frozen yogurt on Thames Street since July 28th, 2012.

A sign on the door of their on November 6th stated that location has closed and to visit their other locations in Rhode Island.

A message on Orange Leaf Newport Facebook Page shared the following

We would like to inform the Newport community that we are closing our doors today for the last time. We want to thank all of you for your patronage these past few years and have enjoyed serving you. We have loved being a part of the community!

Orange Leaf operates more than 300 locations Nationwide and in Australia, in Rhode Island they have locations in Warwick, East Greenwich, Bristol, Johnston and Westerly.

The 1,200 square foot space is currently available for rent for $3,700 per month.

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/

Belmore visits Newport every couple of weeks to support the 12+ paid contributors What'sUpNewp has on the ground across Rhode Island, a place he called home for 39 years.

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

In 2020, Belmore was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.
Belmore can be contacted at ryan@whatsupnewp.com and 401-662-1653.

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