Keep up on the latest retail, restaurant and business openings and closings in Newport.

We’ll keep this list going as more information is received.  Know something or did we miss something? E-mail us at

Last updated: March 3, 2017

Balance On Thames – a ladies activewear and everyday sportswear store has opened at 429 Thames Street.

Bike Newport – has moved from their temporarily home on Spring Street to 62 Broadway.

Bohemian Bias – a new a women’s wear boutique, will open at 154 Mill Street soon.

Broadway 66 – has closed at 66 Broadway, Shoobies will take over this location.

Bucci’s – is still for sale, has been marked down to $700,000.

California East – a new women’s bathing suit shop, has opened at 458 Thames Street.

Despina’s Cafe – is closed and currently for sale.

JW Reilly – has leased 152 Bellevue Avenue.

KJ’s Pub – has hit the market for $1.39 million

La Vasca – Under the same ownership of Stoneacre Pantry, La Vasca has opened in Stoneacre’s old home (515 Thames Street).

Mama Leone’s – has moved from the rotary to 266 Bellevue Avenue.

Mudville Pub – has been sold, will reopen as Cavu Cafe.

November Bicycles – Will open at 79 Thames Street.

Perry Mill Tavern – Expected to open as Surf Club this spring.

Starbar – Closed until further notice.

Stoneacre Pantry– Will open in Washington Square (former location of Yesterday’s) in later spring/early summer.

Styled By Jenna – Will open at 13 Touro Street on Saturday, March 4th.

Teas & Javas – Still closed, expected to open as Local Mercantile Cafe this spring.

Thames Glass – Will be opening a second location at 400 Thames Street.

The Boat Yard – Permanently closed. Opening as new concept soon.

The Narragansett – Will be moving from 3 Bowen’s Wharf to 15 Bowen’s Wharf (formerly Destination Chocolate) this spring.

The Shop – Permanently closed.

Tresor Estate Sales – Moved from 134 Spring Street to  855 Aquidneck Avenue in Middletown.

Washington Square Cafe – is currently for sale or lease.

Willy’s Burger Bar & Rotisserie – Has permanently closed.

We’ll keep this list going as more information is received.  Know something or did we miss something? E-mail us at

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