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October Open & Closed


If you’re looking for a local taste of the Dominican, dance on over to Merengue Restaurant, which specializes in hot recipes straight from the ‘Republic! Stop by and try one of their specialty sandwiches or some plantains for a reasonable price.

For something with a bit of funky fusion, the beautiful outdoor restaurant Capri on Fed Hill mixes Mediterranean and Swedish dishes to create a surprisingly unique menu. Dine on the patio (while you still can!) or enjoy the fire pits with a few friends to get the full experience.

Now near the Providence Place Mall at 10 Memorial Blvd, suite 101, The Capital Grille provides all the fancy upscale vibes you’d ever want in an even bigger and better location.

Following that trend, Blaze East Side is closing its current space on Hope St and reopening as Blaze Village Kitchen with a larger location in the Hope Artiste Village, complete with a new meeting and event space.

Beef Barn enthusiasts will be ecstatic to know that a second location is inbound…with a liquor license! Father and son duo Normand and Marc Branchaud purchased the building that once housed Vercelli’s Italian restaurant in Bellingham, which closed last year. The family built the structure and operated it as a second Beef Barn location in the 1970s and sold it after a few years. Now, with the reclamation, the family is renovating with the hopes of opening in late October.

Downtown Providence will see the Rosendale opening very soon. Food will focus on the lunchtime crowd and decor will have a real Prohibition-era style infused with local history. They hope the bar will draw crowds into saxophone tunes and football games, though not necessarily at the same time.

The Malted Barley’s new beer-and-pretzels-and-more emporium in downtown Providence (334 Westminster St) should have its grand opening in mid-October. – See more at:

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The bluesy local breakfast and lunch spot, The Station House in West Kingstown, closed a few weeks ago and is transitioning into new ownership. It’s unclear what the new owners will do with the space.

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