It was a leaky rowboat that Nick, Ron, and Pete named as kids, using the first two letters of their first names and that’s how the name NIROPE was born.

The stores, Cardi’s was started as a general store by Nick, Ron, and Pete’s grandmother, Rosa. Now, some 90 years later it is among the largest furniture stores in the country, with 20 locations and hundreds of employees.

Nick, Ron, and Pete joined me on this edition of The Open Forum on AM 1540 WADK Newport.

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Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What's Up Newp. He was born and raised in Rhode Island and graduated from Coventry High School. He serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and serves on the Board of Directors for Potter League for Animals. Ryan also is currently the Senior Editor - North America for Mountain News, publisher of OnTheSnow. Ryan is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).