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Record Store Day — What Cheer

(4.22) Their last one, sorry to say. No sooner had Nice Slice folded up its tent than another Thayer Street icon, What Cheer Records And Vintage, announced that, after 20 years in business (5 at the Thayer Street location), they would be closing the store

Thayer Street Nice Slice — Closed

(4.15) Aarrgh! Saturday, April 15th, will be the last day of business for Nice Slice Pizzeria at the Thayer Street location. They are moving into new digs on Westminster Street near White Electric and aiming for a May opening. Check out their Facebook page —

Greycork Furniture On Thayer

I have never stepped foot in an Ikea. And yet, the cultural penetration of the brand is such that I get the Ikea jokes: couples fighting (both shopping and assembling); missing parts; and something distressing about horse meat. Rhode Island company Greycork has been moving

Another Chain Coming To Thayer

This nice man hanging up signs at the former Au Bon Pain location on Thayer Street today explained that vegan chef and “Cupcake Wars” winner Chloe Coscarelli will be opening a restaurant called by CHLOE. Another bakery, when I’m already looking forward to the opening of

What Cheer Records Celebrates 17 Years!

(12.18) What Cheer Records and Vintage will be celebrating 17 years in business tomorrow, Sunday, with a party, a 17% off (most items) sale, and a Holiday Open Mike! (Facebook event.) We opened What Cheer Records + Vintage back in the late-1990s. we’re happy to

Record Store Day At What Cheer Records

(11.25) Nobody celebrates Record Store Day like Chris and Jennifer Daltry owners of What Cheer Records on Thayer Street. Here we see the lovely Jennifer being forced to pose awkwardly with a package of special releases newly arrived from the RSD Mother Ship. What will

Thayer Block Party

(5.16) Narragansett Beer is throwing a Thayer Street Neighbor Days Block Party, Saturday from noon to 6pm, featuring beer, food, local music, raffles, games. Live music from WBRU, including performances from Patrick Coman, Forrest Fires, Josh Grabert, and Public Alley, this year’s wild card BRU

Thayer Street Fest Sunday — Don’t Go

[Additional Note: The organizers of this event are clearly assholes. They have gone up and down the median of Blackstone Boulevard sticking in those plasticized signs (since removed) advertizing this event. I’m assuming this is some out-of-town promotions company, because locals would know that this

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Record Store Day — Live Music At What Cheer

(4.19) Saturday, April 19th, is Record Store Day all around the world. In Providence What Cheer Records and Vintage on Thayer Street will be having some in-store entertainment as well as the offering some of the special releases made available this year including, but not

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Death Vessel In-Store At What Cheer

(3.1) Head up to What Cheer Antiques and Vintage at 6pm for an in-store event. To celebrate the release of Death Vessel’s new album, ‘Island Intervals,’ What Cheer Antiques & Vintage is hosting a live In-Store performance by the band on Saturday, 1st March 2014

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War Horse ‘Live’ At Avon

(3.2) The National Theatre’s original stage production of ‘War Horse’ will be broadcast live from London’s West End to cinemas including the Avon — two shows Thursday, one Sunday. Based on Michael Morpurgo’s novel and adapted for the stage by Nick Stafford, War Horse takes

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Holiday Party And Sale At What Cheer Antiques

(12.15) What Cheer Antiques and Vintage is throwing a 14th Anniversary and Holiday Party . . . and passing the savings on to you. …for this one day sale all Used Stuff will be 20% Off and all New Stuff will be 10% Off. we’ve

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Brown Bookstore Memories

As in: Remember when they actually sold books? The only “fiction” left at the Brown Bookstore is that it is still some sort of a bookstore. Ralph Lauren replaced Ralph Waldo Emerson long ago. None of this has anything to do with the forthcoming memoir

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Thank You Avon Cinema

Congratulations to the Avon Cinema on 75 years of daring, innovative, and fun programming — Harold and Maude, Queen of Hearts, This is Spinal Tap midnights, Blow Up, I Am Curious Yellow, The Happening — and that crazy Low Anthem concert that one time. (Do

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Archer Mayor Book Signing

(6.19) Head over to the Brown Bookstore to hear mystery writer Archer Mayor, author of the highly acclaimed Detective Joe Gunther series, discuss the latest installment — number twenty-three in the series — Paradise City. Archer Mayor . . . . . . was variously

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Silent Movie Screening And Book Signing At What Cheer

(6.15) Interesting event at What Cheer Antiques and Vintage:  Trav S. D., author of “Chain of Fools,” will screen two silent films — Harold Lloyd’s 1919 “Don’t Shove” and Buster Keaton’s 1923 “The Baloonatic” — leading a discussion and providing insights and context. I confess