BY Annie Messier
UPDATE: For those unable to make it for lunch or an afternoon snack (peach pecan bread today, yum!) before 3:00 this afternoon, fear not–the Liberty Elm will be open until 8:00 p.m. selling gift certificates. Come grab one/some tonight and reap the benefits later with an already-paid-for meal!
ORIGINAL: They’ve hosted everything from “Americana Breakfast Club” (free music every Sunday 11-1) to evening “Your Roots Are Showing” concerts to art galleries to election parties. They’ve survived a violating robbery and vandalism and committed to donating 1% of their profits to growing trees in South Providence. They use local ingredients, providing business to farmers (and whoever makes those cute little drink umbrellas on every plate). They’ve converted a 1947 Worcester lunch car into a funky, wi-fi’d, bike-friendly mecca. And they make you feel at home, from Judie’s witty greetings to Tink’s smile, which has probably made the Liberty Elm my favorite eatery in the state.
Now they need help, and lots of it. They are one of 1,200 RI small businesses facing closure this week.
The taxman cometh TOMORROW. Let’s see if we can increase business before then. Yummy food served until 3pm today, and open 7am to 3pm tomorrow (if tomorrow isn’t too late). See you there for lunch!
777 Elmwood Avenue (2 blocks north of the main entrance to Roger Williams State Park) Providence