blue rocks market

While its nothing new for Blue Rocks Market to be closed during the winter, What’sUpNewp has learned that the popular deli and market will not reopen when the spring arrives.

Ownership will continue to operate Blue Rocks Catering but after seven years they will not continue to operate Blue Rocks Market and will rent out the Carroll Avenue space in 2016.

Back on August 26th, we brought you the news that Blue Rocks Market Will Close Down Early This Season Due to Lack of Help. At that time, a spokesperson for Blue Rocks Market did tell us that they expected to reopen in April of 2016.

In 2014, Blue Rocks Market closed around October 19th for the season and reopened in early May of 2015.

Blue Rocks Market’s Facebook Page, which they’ve used to announce their early closure in 2015 has been deleted or unpublished, their recorded as “permanently closed” on Google and their phone number is now out of service.

This story will be updated as more information is received.

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.

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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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