Topic: Thayer Street

New year brings changes to Thayer’s restaurant scene

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New year brings changes to Thayer’s restaurant scene

January 27, 2016 0 comments

Over the past month, Thayer Street eateries SnoTea Caffè and Skewers have closed, with SnoTea closed permanently.

The City Sports store at 271 Thayer Street is slated to close its doors at the end of October, following in the footsteps of seven other City Sports retail locations. Prices are currently reduced 30 to 60 percent.


Running out of business, City Sports store to close

October 22, 2015 0 comments

City Sports on Thayer Street will close its doors by the end of October as part of the company’s Delaware Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization strategy

Shark Bar and Grille, a popular restaurant on Thayer Street, allegedly obtained its liquor license by bribing Gordon Fox, former Rhode Island Speaker of the House for the General Assembly.


Shark Bar and Grille retains operating licenses for now

April 2, 2015 0 comments

A Superior Court decision Monday granted Shark Bar and Grille temporary receivership status, which allows the Thayer Street business to keep its liquor license for now.

The former home of Shades Plus is now occupied by Mighty Sharp Barber Shop, which opened its doors Dec. 18.


Barber shop, kabob restaurant join Thayer

January 26, 2015 1 comment

In the wake of Spats’ closing, new additions to Thayer Street this semester are slated to include a barber shop and a kabob wrap restaurant.

The Thayer Street Cleansers and Launderers space is in the process of being revamped into a new restaurant, to be opened by the owner of Shark Bar and Grille and Shanghai Restaurant. The new restaurant is one of several changes on Thayer, including the impending closure of Shades Plus.


New storefronts set to bring change to Thayer landscape

November 11, 2014 1 comment

After the closing of Tedeschi Food Shop in 2012 and Symposium Books, Sahara Hookah and Squires in 2013, Thayer St. is continuing to see business turnover.

University News

Spats to remain open, management to change

September 30, 2014 7 comments

Despite recent reports of Spats’ impending closure, the restaurant’s doors will remain open, owner Andy Mitrelis confirmed to The Herald Monday night.

Students expressed disappointment over the closing of the restaurant, one of the only sports bars near Thayer Street.

University News

After eight years on Angell Street, Spats to close doors

September 10, 2014 4 comments

The popular Thayer Street restaurant Spats will soon close its doors, according to multiple reports from wait staff.

More public seating areas and green spaces are two major installments of the Thayer Street redevelopment project. The redesigned commercial district will also feature bicycle parking and tree improvements.


Paxson, Taveras to launch new Thayer St. rollout

September 4, 2014 1 comment

President Paxson and Mayor Taveras will cut a ribbon to symbolize the official opening of the “new and improved” Thayer Street commercial district Sept. 28.

Thayer plan calls for changes in streetscape


Thayer plan calls for changes in streetscape

March 11, 2014 1 comment

The plan includes just over five pages of action items for the next two years, some of which already have funding and will begin development this summer.

Ben and Jerry’s has relocated to a more visible and accessible location on Thayer. The changes currently happening on Thayer are unrelated to a developing plan that will more broadly revamp the Thayer Street area.

University News

Construction, relocations, vacancies change Thayer’s landscape

October 3, 2013 2 comments

Construction of luxury apartments has displaced some Thayer businesses but vacancies remain.