OPEN: Plaid and Stripe – Wayland Square
This is an upscale pet store in the former Ruggieri Gallery near Farmstead on Wayland Avenue between Waterman and Angell.
(Update) COMING SOON (Confirmed!): Pleasant Surprise – Thayer Street
The building where both Oop! and Only in RI used to be has its glass windows postered with flyers from the Pleasant Surprise gift shop currently located in Newport, RI (with their Newport number and address listed). A quick call to their Newport store confirmed that they are indeed coming soon to that Thayer spot as that storefront seems perpetually reserved for gift shops…
(CORRECTION) MOVED!!: Ada Books – Westminster (West End) Street
I originally posted that, based upon the closed Dean Street storefront, I thought Ada Books had closed. It was pointed out in the comments section, however, that in actuality, they have moved to 717 Westminster Street right next to White Electric Coffee. I greatly apologize to Brent and Ada for the inaccuracy (although someone might want to tell them to update their own website with the address…). I’m also glad to hear that they’re doing well, with many events planned. Hopefully, one day in the future, The Bishop McVinney Auditorium will be a distant memory and we’ll all be able walk along a unified Westminster Street and do a “coffee and book hop” from Tazza and Symposium Downcity to White Electric and Ada in the West End.