Some of the vendors from the Armory Antique Marketplace have found a new home in Newport.

Now operating as Newport Marketplace & Antiques, the successor to Armory Antiques which operated in the Armory on Thames Street for twenty-five years, will open at 130 Broadway (formerly home to Newport Bicycle) at a date to be announced.

The Armory Antique Marketplace permanently closed its doors at the Armory on Thames Street to the public on Thursday, October 24th, 2019.

An opening date for their new location has not yet been announced.

City of Newport officials in March 2019 formally closed on a deal to sell the upper two floors of the historic Armory building on Lower Thames Street to the National Sailing Hall of Fame (NSHOF) for $1,685,000. Leaving the Armory Antiques Marketplace in search for a new home.

Newport Bicycle suddenly permanently closed back in October 2019, making the space available for lease.

At its height, Armory Antique Marketplace represented over 70 antiques and collectible dealers in the over 6,000 square feet available in the Armory.

This story is developing and will be updated as we learn more information.

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).