The latest listings on BizBuySell and LoopNet show all kinds of businesses currently for sale in Rhode Island.

Reasons for selling, when provided, typically do not mention economic hardship, but more often involve the owner retiring or not having time to actively run the business.

The names and locations are generally left out, but there are occasional exceptions.

Here are some that have been listed within the last thirty days;

Rhode Island’s Best Italian Restaurant – Providence | $2,750,000

“This Award Winning Italian Restaurant has been operated by the same Family since 1956 and is now available with the Owner retiring from the business. The sale includes Real Estate, Furniture, Fixtures, Equipment and Good Will of the Old Canteen Restaurant.”

Turn Key Donut/Coffee Shop – North Providence | $54,500

“Long established donut/coffee shop business for sale, favorable tenant lease and full equipped and furnished. The franchise is not for sale, established location since 1995 and high traffic count, this location is ready for a new owner looking to grow their new business.”

Complete Turn Key Restaurant – Smithfield | $125,000

“This completely turn key operation, needs a new owner. 90 seats inside & 60 seats on the patio. Full bar, full liquor license, full entertainment license. This deal comes complete with furniture, small wares & equipment.”

Great opportunity to own a well-established liquor business – Newport | $375,000

“Great opportunity to own a well-established liquor store. The business offers a fine selection of wines, liquor, IPAs, seltzers and beer, cigarettes, and lottery.”

Established Restaurant Business For Sale – Warren | $199,000


Edible Rhody: Local Food Magazine based in Rhode Island | $159,000

“Edible Rhody is a well-established quarterly print publication that celebrates local food, season by season, and tells the stories of the farmers, chefs, fishers and food artisans who work and live in Rhode Island. Founded in 2007, Edible Rhody is Rhode Island’s only publication dedicated to the food culture of the Ocean State.”

Early Childhood Facility For Sale – Cranston | $760,000

“Kid’s Kingdom was established in 1997 and is a DHS licensed early childhood facility that is located in Cranston, RI. It has a licensed capacity of eighty children and has continually been able to maintain a large enrollment while also maintaining a wait list for several of the programs offered. The classrooms include infants, toddlers, pre-school, pre-kindergarten and before and after school care.”

Established and Profitable Pizzeria. Opens Six days . Great Lease. – Pawtucket | $210,000

“Fantastic opportunity to walk in and make money from day one!!
Busy Profitable Pizzeria. A Rare Opportunity, Great Lease. Easy menu. “

Beautiful Waterfront Restaurant and Bar For sale | $2,495,000

“This is a totally unique and Rare Offering.
Super strong and attractive brick and stone building which has been totally updated to serve a wide market of regional customers in the multiple dining areas or outside at the waterfront bar. “

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What'sUpNewp. 
Belmore has been involved with What’sUpNewp since shortly after its launch in 2012, proudly leading it to be named Best Local News Blog in Rhode Island by Rhode Island Monthly readers in 2018, 2019, and 2020 and an honorable mention in the Common Good Awards in 2021.

Born and raised in Rhode Island, Belmore graduated from Coventry High School and the Community College of Rhode Island. In addition to living in Newport for 10 years, he has lived in Portsmouth, Coventry, Providence, Smithfield, Burrillville, and East Greenwich.

Belmore 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 previously served on the Board of Lucy's Hearth and the Arts & Cultural Alliance for Newport County.

Belmore and his wife, Jen, currently live in Alexandria, Virginia, a move they made in 2021. Read more about that here -

Belmore visits Newport every couple of weeks to support the 12+ paid contributors What'sUpNewp has on the ground across Rhode Island, a place he called home for 39 years.

Belmore is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers, Society of Professional Journalists, and the North American Snowsports Journalists Association.

In 2020, Belmore was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.
Belmore can be contacted at and 401-662-1653.