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Topic: Thayer Street

Thayer sees turnover as some retailers close, others open amid pandemic

Metro, News

Thayer sees turnover as some retailers close, others open amid pandemic

September 8, 2020 0 comments

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought swift change to Thayer Street: as small retailers and restaurants struggled, some chains and franchises have opened their doors.

“There is no win-win situation,” said Raj Mahajam, manager of Kabob and Curry. “We are just keeping (the restaurant) open because we want to do something for the customers.”

COVID-19 Updates, Metro, News

On Thayer Street, businesses that stay open watch sales plummet, cut jobs

April 20, 2020 0 comments

Earlier this semester, a Monday afternoon on Thayer Street would mean students filling the windows of Blue State and Ceremony Tea, with lines stretching along the counters of Bajas or East Side Pockets. Now, the street is nearly deserted. 

Douglas ’20: Thayer Street is struggling. Help before it’s too late.

Columns, Opinions

Douglas ’20: Thayer Street is struggling. Help before it’s too late.

April 9, 2020 3 comments

When I first returned to Brown last summer after a several-month break from College Hill, I didn’t first stop at the Main Green, Faunce House or my friend’s off-campus house — I made a beeline for the steak nachos at Baja’s.

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

Metro, News

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.

Metro, News

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.

News, University News

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.

Metro, News

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.

Metro, News

Thayer Street businesses shutter over summer

September 6, 2019 Comments are Disabled

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.

Metro, News

Caliente Mexican Grill to replace Thayer Street Deli

April 24, 2019 Comments are Disabled

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