Friday, July 6, 2012
Water Street is Restaurant Row again, with the new eatery joining Nautika and The Harbourside.
At 6 p.m. Thursday, Blu looked almost ready. But barware was still coming out of boxes and surfaces were still being wiped down. "You going to open up tonight?" Glenn Chelo was asked. Chelo owns the former Twenty Water Street restaurant with his brother. "Yeah, in about an hour," he replied. By 9 p.m. Thursday, patrons were sitting at two of the three bars, lights with gas flames were flickering, and several diners were eating, including Chelo. "We made it," he said. They will feature Steve Smith and the Nakeds Friday night, joining both Nautika and The Harbourside in featuring live music.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Renovations begins today on the new Blu On The Water, which will be operated by longtime restaurateurs Craig and Glen Chelo.
Twenty Water Street is no more. On Thursday, May 16, ownership of the waterfront restaurant building changes hands and the upstairs restaurant will begin its transition to Blu On The Water. The Wharf Tavern, downstairs, will remain. The East Greenwich Town Council approved transfer of the liquor license to restaurant owners Craig and Glen Chelo Monday night. By Wednesday, a dumpster was parked next to the building, ready for Thursday's real estate closing. "We've been in talks close to three months," said Craig Chelo on Wednesday. "We've been very well into our planning." So well, in fact, that they plan to be ready to reopen as Blu by July 1. According to Craig Chelo, the restaurant will undergo extensive renovations. It will be "nice …
Saturday, April 7, 2012
Five things you need to know about East Greenwich today, April 7.
The 9th annual Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by the East Greenwich Historic Preservation Society, takes place today at 10 a.m. This festive event will be held at the Thomas Casey Greene home at 40 Old Forge Rd. in Potowomut. Children up to age 7 are invited to hunt for candy-filled eggs on the grounds of this historic home, the birthplace of Revolutionary War hero Nathaniel Greene. There will be two divisions for the hunt, for younger and older children. The Easter Bunny is expected to appear for photo opportunities and the Preservation Society will provide collection bags and refreshments. The event is free, but donations are welcome. EGHS Baseball: Today is an Injury Fund baseball doubleheader. The Avengers play Warwick Vets at 1 p.m. …
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Five things you need to know about East Greenwich today, Oct. 29
Parks & Rec Halloween activities: The day’s activities kick off with the 18th annual Halloween parade down Main Street. The group will form at Academy Field and march promptly at 10 a.m. Beginning at 10:30 a.m., the ghosts and goblins are invited by the Hill and Harbor merchants to trick-or-treat in their downtown shops until noon (only children 12 and under who are dressed in a Halloween costume). Check the Town’s web page for participating shops or pick up a flyer at Town Hall, the Parks & Recreation Department, and the Library. Halloween bake sale: An enterprising Matthew Durant, 11, is holding a bake sale today. Says Matthew, “I'm having a bake sale because I love to cook and I want to be a baker/chef. I also thought it would be fun …
Friday, October 28, 2011
Five things you need to know about East Greenwich today, Oct. 28
EGHS Blood Drive: You don’t have to be a student or staff member to donate at the high school today. The R.I. Blood Center will be taking donations from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the auditorium. EG Patch Office Hours: Okay, I'll admit it - no one came to see me last Friday. I hope today is better. I'll be at Custom House Coffee on Main Street from 10:30 to noon. Come and say hi! Live (and DJ) Music: American Legion Post #15 will feature an oldies or country band tonight, starting at 7 p.m. At the Greenwich Hotel, you can hear the Al Keith Collective with Trixie Trudel, starting at 9 p.m. Harbourside Lobstermania reopens for Halloween fun tonight and tomorrow night, with a DJ tonight. EGHS Home Games: The Girls Field Hockey team will play Lincoln…
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Five things you need to know about East Greenwich today, Oct. 15
First Baptist Rummage Sale: The First Baptist Church of EG is holding a Fall Rummage Sale. There will be lots of clothing, housewares, toys, books, electronics, jewelry and more. From 4 to 8 p.m. Fall festivals: We have our choice of fall-focused events today, with a fall festival at Saint Elizabeth Home on Post Road, from 10 to 3. Activities include a moonwalk, handmade crafts, treasures and trifles, raffles and face painting, all for a small fee. Lunch and home-baked refreshments will be for sale. All proceeds from this event will benefit resident programs at Saint Elizabeth Home. There’s also a Colonial Harvest Festival at Smith’s Castle down Post Road in North Kingstown, from noon to 4. Tennis State Tournament: The girls who qualified …
Thursday, August 25, 2011
House of Hope CDC Fundraiser, Live Music Galore & More
It’s Thursday, and even though Hurricane Irene is looming, there's still time to enjoy the last weekend before school starts. There are fun and interesting events happening in East Greenwich and beyond to put on your calendar. Check out the Patch picks for the best activities to hit and places to explore in your free time. 1. SHOPPING FOR HOUSE OF HOPE CDC If you need to shop (new school clothes come to mind), why not help others at the same time? The focus of this year’s Macy’s Shop for a Cause is the House of Hope CDC, a resource agency for Rhode Islanders in need of temporary and permanent housing and other critical, lifesaving supports. To participate, shoppers buy a $5 shopping pass from House of Hope CDC for exclusive savings to be …