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Newport, RI – The Mission Group today announced that they will have permanently closed their Mission location at 29 West Marlborough Street in Newport and will expand their location at 58 Aquidneck Avenue in Middletown.
In a social media post, Mission posted the following;
welp … it’s the end of an era my friends!
That’s right, Mission is taking over the space next door that Empire Tea & Coffee has called home. Empire Tea & Coffee will still be available on Broadway, Bellevue, and in Bristol.
“We’re sad to be leaving the Broadway area for sure, we loved it there, Anna Burnley from the Mission Group told What’s Up Newp on Thursday. “I always thought of that area as the “urban Newport” a mini PVD of sorts … but we love where Nomi Park is at the North End so happy we still have a presence not to far away from Broadway!”
‘Mission Mornings’, which will open on July 4th in the newly expanded side of Mission Middletown, will be serving up a selection of Mission Mornings (Egg sandwiches), Nitro Bar’s Nitro Coffee, and will keep with the history of that space by serving Empire Tea & Coffee’s popular hot and iced coffee.
The goal for the new area is to be a quick grab and go, but it will also have seats and couches if you have the time and want to chill inside.
The Mission Group, the family run restaurant group that is lead by Chad Hoffer, Anna Burnley, and Tyler Burnley, opened the famed Thames Street Kitchen (TSK) in 2011, before opening Mission Newport, Winner Winner, TSK 2.0, Mission Middletown, and Nomi Park at The Wayfinder Hotel.
Nomi Park, which opened up earlier this month at The Wayfinder Hotel, serves up familiar New England classics with a crave-able twist. Menu items include a mashup of Mission’s “greatest hits” from 10 years of business as a local Newport favorite (think: chicken spaetzle using Winner Winner’s fried chicken recipe and TSK’s ravioli with duck egg yolk).
Burney tells What’s Up Newp that they do not have any plans yet on what they will do with Mission’s beer and wine license in Newport.