The Broadway District, it’s “where the locals go”.

That’s what the City Of Newport’s new campaign for The Broadway District will use to promote the businesses on Broadway and how they hope to encourage locals and visitors to visit Broadway this summer while construction continues on the Broadway Streetscape Project.

In Newport, Rhode Island there is one place that locals go to have a good time, shop at great stores and meet friends — and that is the Local Broadway District. Check out 6 blocks of awesome, packed with great bars, indie restaurants, coffee shops, live music, and more.  See a show.  Rent a bike.  Explore vintage clothes, a bakery, kitchen store, and some quirky shops you have to see for yourself. Plus great parks and café seating. Come on by and join the fun!

The campaign launch includes a new website, Facebook Page, Twitter, Instagram.

Of course, it always comes back to History when in Newport.

America’s freedom began on Broadway. Before the Boston Tea Party, there was the Newport Stamp Act Riot of 1765. Per the news of the day, “the chief contrivers…sent into the street strong Drink in plenty with Cheshire cheese and other provocatives to…riot.” See where it happened at the Old Colony House, and the Wanton Lyman Hazard House. Then get your own good time going on Broadway.

Raising awareness of where visitors can find parking is also a priority;

You’ll really dig Broadway. And right now, we’re doing a little digging of our own. New streetscapes and new parking are being put in. But no worries! We are open for business, with SPECIAL PARKING just for you. Look for this sign, and pull right in.

For more information, visit www.broadwaynewport.com.

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.