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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Water Brothers Will Close Retail Brick-And-Mortar Store

After more than 40 years, Owner and Operator Sid Abruzzi has made the difficult decision to close his brick-and-mortar Water Brothers retail store. Sid Abruzzi...

UPDATE: lululemon Pop-Up Shop Will Open on May 20th

{Photo by Marial Maher/Visual Manor} This story was originally published on February 22, 2016. After a successful Summer of 2015 at 106 William Street, lululemon athletica  will once...

FatFace Will Open Store in Newport, RI

FatFace, a UK based company that specializes in lifestyle clothing and accessories, is coming to Newport, RI. What'sUpNewp has confirmed that FatFace will open at...

Jack Wills Closes Store in Newport

Jack Wills, the British-based retailer offering trendy takes on classic fashions for men & women, has closed it's store located at 170 Thames Street in...

Green Envy, Newport’s Favorite Eco-Boutique, Will Morph Into New Entity

After over 8 years in business Newport's favorite Eco-Boutique is morphing into an exciting new entity. Green Envy will move to the internet where customers...

Portsmouth, RI Fashion Designer Recently Presented Runway Show in New York...

Chaz Aracil, recent Rhode Island School of Design Alumni and Portsmouth local, had his first large-scale presentation in New York City which took place on...

Op-Ed: Sales Tax Holiday Would Be A ‘Victory Day’ for Rhode...

The following Op-Ed was written by Rep. Deborah Ruggiero (D-Dist. 74, Jamestown, Middletown), Deputy Majority Leader. Small business is the lifeblood of Rhode Island economy. We...

On The Move: Keeping Track of What Newport Businesses Are Opening,...

It's been a busy start to the new year for new and old Newport businesses, many are moving, some have retired and there's a...

Laura Jean Denim Will Host Annual Denim Sale From January 29...

Laura Jean Denim will host their annual denim sale starting Friday, Jan. 29 through Sunday, Jan. 31. Popular denim brands like AG Adriano Goldschmied,...

Portsmouth, RI Fashion Designer to Show in New York Fashion Week

Chaz Aracil, recent Rhode Island School of Design Alumni and Portsmouth local will showcase at Art Hearts Fashion at New York Fashion Week. The...

Sephora is Now Hiring For New Newport, RI Location

Sephora is now hiring for their new location in Newport, RI at 49 Long Wharf Mall that is expected to open this spring. What'sUpNewp was...

SUNDAY GALLERY SUNDAY, a New Monthly Gallery Day, Will be Unveiled...

SUNDAY GALLERY SUNDAY was realized amongst a group of like-minded gallery owners and operators in Newport after attending several opening receptions and arts-oriented gatherings...

Two Yoga Studios Will Come Together in One Space in Portsmouth

On January 1, two separate yoga studios will come together in one space.  Mahatma Yoga Studio will open a Vinyasa studio within the converted barn...

12 New or Improved Businesses We’re Looking Forward to Embracing in...

There are a lot of updates, upgrades and openings of new businesses that we should be looking forward to in 2016, and these are just...

Three Newport Businesses Team Up To Open Shunya Studio in Portsmouth

Portsmouth, RI will soon welcome a new place for yoga, pilates, skin care, shopping and more! Shunya Studio will open its doors at Clock Tower...

10 Popular or Long-Time Businesses We Said Goodbye To in 2015

These 10 long-time, popular, hip, cool and/or established businesses will certainly be missed moving in 2016 and for many years to come here in Newport, RI. We...

What’s Open, Closed and Happening On Christmas Eve in Newport

Looking to do some last minute shopping or for a place to grab a bite? Here's what's up! Merry Christmas Eve! THINGS TO KNOW Midtown Oyster Bar...

New Tenant Found to Fill Former Tropical Gangsters Space on Thames...

After 35 years, the owners of Tropical Gangsters retired and closed their Thames Street store forever on November 15th, 2015. What'sUpNewp has learned that Rochelle's of Newport will...

Look Your Best at Newport Holiday Parties!

photography by Visual Manor make-up by Kristen Blanchette It's the time of year when party invitations start pouring in and the stress of balancing work and play is...

Brick Alley Pub Will Host Local Artists and Artisans on Sunday

Brick Alley Pub will once again be hosting their annual “Holiday Pop-Up at the Pub” store. Taking place upstairs on Sunday, December 20 from 12pm-4pm,...

Casting Call for Holiday Hair

Photographer Marial Maher (via Visual Manor) is hosting an online casting call for young men and women between the ages of 18 and 35...

Press Conference Held to Promote “Think Local” Holiday Initiative

The Newport County Chamber of Commerce hosted a press conference on Wednesday, November 25th at Perrotti Park in Newport to promote and expand the...

UPDATE: After 35 Years, Tropical Gangsters Has Permanently Closed

After 35 years, the owners of Tropical Gangsters are retiring and their Thames Street store will soon close. While there has not been a definitive...

Bowen’s Wharf to Host Holiday Block Party and Christmas Tree Lighting

All photos by Trixie Wadson/Bowen's Wharf This year’s countdown to Christmas kicks off November 27 with a wharf-wide Holiday Block Party (Facebook Event) and boat...

5 Long-Time Newport Businesses We Have To Say Goodbye To In...

What a year it's been for changes around Newport! Someone recently said that there's a starting point and end point for everything in life...