Topic: Thayer Street

Durk’s Bar-B-Q will move to downtown Providence in the spring, with the hopes of opening their doors again before commencement.

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Durk’s moves away from College Hill

February 4, 2020 1 comment

Thayer Street restaurant Durk’s Bar-B-Q closed its doors on Dec. 22, marking the end of the establishment’s three-year run on College Hill.

Ceremony tea shop opened on Thayer Street Dec. 13th. It is owned by Michelle Cheng, who also owns Leafy Green tea company.


New tea shop sources local produce and customers

January 21, 2020 0 comments

Despite the challenges of seasonal student presence on Thayer Street, the crowd of customers shows that Ceremony finds business steadily growing.

Over the past decade, Thayer Street has evolved from an eclectic shopping district to a restaurant and chain-filled strip.

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The changing faces of Thayer Street: Local shops struggle to stay afloat

December 6, 2019 9 comments

Lois Hollingsworth owned Zuzu’s Petals, a dress boutique on Thayer Street, for 24 years. But in 2015, she chose to shutter her store because of what she described as a drastic change in Thayer’s character.

CBD American Shaman offers products derived from CBD hemp oil and aims to appeal to a wide demographic of customers, including pets.

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CBD American Shaman opens on Thayer

October 6, 2019 0 comments

On Sept. 27, the first Rhode Island location of CBD American Shaman opened its doors for business, offering samples of their various CBD products to passersby.

The owners of the former FroyoWorld shop maintain a small stake in the current Seven Creamery on Thayer Street.

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Seven Creamery replaces FroyoWorld on Thayer

September 23, 2019 2 comments

When Seven Creamery opened next to Ganko Ittetsu Ramen on Thursday — replacing longstanding frozen yogurt shop FroyoWorld — ice cream upstaged frozen yogurt on Thayer Street, at least for the time being.

Over the summer, Thayer Street transformed. Tealuxe, a tea bar beloved by students, closed its doors for the final time May 24.

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Thayer Street businesses shutter over summer

September 6, 2019 0 comments

Students returned from summer break to a Thayer Street much different from the one they left in May: Tealuxe, The Threading Place, Denali and GNC Live Well all shuttered and Chase Bank opened its doors while class was out of session.

267 Thayer previously hosted Thayer Street Deli, UMelt and a pop-up sandwich shop. The new Caliente Grill will be the restaurant’s second location in the state, with the first in Kingston near the University of Rhode Island.

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Caliente Mexican Grill to replace Thayer Street Deli

April 24, 2019 0 comments

Caliente Mexican Grill is set to open by the end of April as the most recent addition to Thayer Street’s restaurants.

The Shake Shack on Thayer Street is the first in the state. The occasion was attended by Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza.

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Shake Shack shakes up Thayer

March 22, 2019 0 comments

Shake Shack finally opened its doors to the public Wednesday morning following a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza, Shake Shack team members and the owners of 249 Thayer St.

This new location of Chase Bank on 234 Thayer Street will be the third bank, along with Santander and Citizen's Bank, that will be easily accessible for students living on and nearby campus.

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New businesses move into space formerly occupied by Café Paragon

March 21, 2019 1 comment

The Ocean State’s first Chase Bank is coming to Thayer this summer — but that’s not all. In the space formerly occupied by Café Paragon, Brown students will have access to all their basic needs…

Shake Shack to open Wednesday, offering new shake flavors, local beer

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Shake Shack to open Wednesday, offering new shake flavors, local beer

March 15, 2019 2 comments

Shake Shake is set to open on Thayer Street Wednesday at 11 a.m., marking the burger joint’s first location in Rhode Island. The American fast-food chain will be located at 249 Thayer St., across from the Brown Bookstore.