In an open letter to the community published on Facebook, owners Colin and Stephanie Bennett announced that the Malted Barley in Westerly will be closing their doors for good on March 2, following a run in the downtown establishment that lasted a dozen years.

Noting their pride in having provided so many quality products and experiences for patrons in the region, and visitors from afar; the post mentioned how happy they were for all the new businesses that have opened in the downtown area in recent months and years. The owners also mentioned their pride in being part of the fabric of the community by sponsoring events and fundraisers and being part of people’s most precious celebrations.

They also wish the best of luck to the opening of “The Goat,” a new sports-themed establishment, run by friends Jeff and Maria Pucci, and Michael and Daniela Joyce, asking locals to keep an eye open for details on that opening date and menu.

At the end of their message, they ask patrons to stop in for a “Barley fix” before the March 2 closing, especially to cash in any unused gift cards, although they do mention they will still be redeemable at their Providence location. Also, all merchandise will be on sale at 50 percent off until closing. The Malted Barley is located at 42 High St., Westerly.

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