Thayer Street

Happy 80th Birthday To The Avon

The Avon Theater celebrates 80 years of operation today. The value of its presence on Thayer Street can not be overstated. The peaked facade, with its old-timey marquee, breaks up an increasingly generic streetscape. For movie fans it has been a treasure. The Providence Journal interviewed owner Richard Dulgarian who provided a little history. The …

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What Cheer Records — Goodbye Party

(5.28) Stop by What Cheer Records and Vintage this Sunday to share memories and wish owners Jennifer and Chris Daltry all the best as they move into the future. (For now they will continue to sell their wares online at Discogs and Etsy. Who knows what comes next.) Sunday may be a little crazy. But …

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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 — they have very cool commemorative T-shirts for sale with artwork …

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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 into this furniture category, both online and with a modest …

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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 Insomnia Cookies down the street? Nope: this place, already popular in NYC …

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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 still be at it 17 years later. We’re throwing a …

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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 it be?! Go here to see the RSD Master List …

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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 Rock Hunt champs. Nice profile of this teenaged charm offensive …

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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 is a) prohibited on public property, and b) will generate …

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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 limited to, Fishbone, Pixies, Zombies, and a special limited edition …

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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 at 6pm! The band will also be on hand to …

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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 audiences on an extraordinary journey from the fields of rural …

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