West End

Sandwich Hut Opens Second, Huttier Location

Since 1963, three generations of the Kammerer family have been running the beloved Sandwich Hut on North Main Street. Seems now they have finally found a spot worthy of a second, additional location in Luongo Square, right across from the horse fountain and The Avery. Weather permitting, customers can sit on stools on the sidewalk …

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Community MusicWorks Growing Up And Out

We couldn’t help but notice that something was afoot at the Westminster Street home of a certain nonprofit music education and performance organization*, and indeed, they are expanding their footprint to become the Community MusicWorks Center, a gathering place for music and community. There is an architectural mock-up of the future facility at the website, …

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‘Bloom Collective’ Pops Up In West End

The Bloom Collective will be hosting a West End Wonderland in the former Loie Fuller building, now through December 23. Much of the wall art has been painted over but the space is still lovely. The mosaic floor is still in place. We’re transforming our eclectic shop space into a winter wonderland chock full of …

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WBNA House Tour

(10.7) For those who enjoyed exploring and poking about last week on the Doors Open tour, here’s another opportunity. Over a dozen properties will be opening their doors to West Broadway Neighborhood Association (WBNA) house tour ticket holders. This self-guided tour explores the theme “From Vacant to Vibrant,” and features homes and businesses around Knight, …

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WBNA Bocce & Chess Ribbon Cutting

(7.13) The West Broadway Neighborhood Association (WBNA) will be celebrating ‘Bocce and Chess in the Park’ this Thursday at 4pm with a ribbon-cutting for the new bocce courts and chess tables at the Dexter Training Ground. (Facebook event page.) Join neighbors, elected officials, and the Jeffrey Family for a “throw of the first ball.” Celebration …

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Luongo Square Ribbon-Cutting

(5.4) A ribbon-cutting and a fountain on-turning! After 14 years the West Broadway Neighborhood Association will hold a simple ribbon cutting and ceremonial turning-on of the fountain to celebrate Luongo Square’s new public space. We wrote about this a year ago commending the quality of the workmanship, the building materials, and the landscaping. Make sure …

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Pumpkin Carving At E&O Tap

(10.22) Bill Barry brings his “world famous” Pumpkin Carving Party to the E&O Tap, Saturday starting at 1pm. Lighting at night. Mike Kelly says, “Trust me, it’s the Cadillac of pumpkin parties….or was that a Lincoln?” (Also, Sunday at the E&O is Oktöberfest.) Pumpkin Carving Party, 1pm, Saturday, October 22, E&O Tap, 289 Knight Street, …

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Neighbor Days Block Party

(9.24) The sixth annual Neighbor Days Block Party takes place this Saturday on Knight Street between Carpenter and Westminster Streets. The Luongo Square enhancement project is not quite finished, so the action seems to have moved to Knight Street. This free, family-friendly celebration is brought to you by WBNA, Narragansett Brewing Company, E&O Tap, The …

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More About Wallpaper — Meet Artists

(9.21) Another event at the 186 Carpenter Street Gallery for the Flocked, Blocked & Stenciled show. In conjunction with Design Week, the gallery will host a behind-the-scenes ‘Eat & Speak’ at this ingenious wallpaper project. Contemplate the designs and hear from wallpaper makers about their process, inspiration, and the challenges and joys of printing. Bring …

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Awesome Original Wallpaper At 186 Carpenter

Head over to 186 Carpenter Street Friday for the opening of “Flocked, Blocked & Stenciled” an exhibition of locally-made, original designs. (Exhibit up through September.) I kept changing my mind about which picture to feature here; they are unbelievably vivid and compelling images. However, getting a proper photograph of certain pieces was nearly impossible. Some …

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Ada Books 10thiversary Celebration

(9.9) Hooray for Ada Books, the West End’s “stubborn purveyor of an outmoded technology.” Ada offers things of ink, things of ink on paper. Mostly books.  Some comics.  Things people call ‘zines and minis and whatsits.  There are posters and prints and words on vinyl coming at you 33 1/3 revolutions per minute.  Cards have …

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