Despina’s Cafe, which is owned and operated by Jim and Janice Tasso of Newport, has recently been listed for sale with Keller Williams Realty of Newport.

Despina’s opened the 2,000 square foot restaurant on March 28th, 2014 at 258 Bellevue Avenue and is currently listed for sale at $129,000.

Despina’s is currently still open for business from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. everyday expect Sunday, when they are closed.

Property Listing Information

Restaurant business for sale in Newport’s only downtown grocery-anchored plaza. Amazing location immediately adjacent to Stop & Shop Supermarket doors. Year round foot traffic. Sale of business is offered in conjunction with plaza real estate lease.

About Despina’s Cafe

Despina’s Café is a family run establishment that is owned and operated by Jim and Janice Tasso of Newport, along with their sons Nicholas and Jimmy. The  family venture into the restaurant business was prompted by Jim’s love of cooking.  The restaurant is named in memory of Jim’s mother Despina, who not only taught and inspired Jim but handed down recipes from their Greek heritage.

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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.

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