If Starbucks on Thames Street is where you usually start your day, you’re going to have to head somewhere else for your cup of coffee for a few weeks.

Starbucks has announced that their location at 212 Thames Street in Newport will be closed from Wednesday, April 20th through Thursday, May 5th for renovations.

The cafe will be open on Monday and Tuesday of this week from 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. for those of you who need to get your fix before having to go without.

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.