Salvation Cafe today announced on Facebook that they will close at the end of the year, “We can finally say without fear of being sued (I think) that Salvation Cafe has 3 weeks to live. It’s been the grooviest road and we are so grateful for the past 30 years of The greatest customers & staff, all of whom are family now. It’s been our privilege to rock this block since 1993.

Newport native Sue Lamond opened Salvation Cafe in 1993. Many restauranteurs and residents credit Lamond with pioneering the Broadway revitalization.

What’s Up Newp has reached out to Lamond for comment. We’ll update this story as we learn more.

According to their website, Salvation Cafe is open Wednesday through Sunday from 11 am to 11 pm.

More details to come.

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