Carpionato Group will unveil it’s $100-million plans to redevelop the former Newport Grand property at 11 am on Tuesday.

What’sUpNewp will broadcast the announcement via Facebook Live on our Facebook Page.

On May 2, 2018, the day they announced they purchased the property, the Carpionato group told What’sUpNewp the land would become an upscale mix of hotels, retail and office space, read more about their plans at that time here – Newport Grand property to become upscale mix of hotels, retail and office space

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.