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Carriage Inn To Reopen

The Carriage Inn will be reopening.
The Carriage Inn will be reopening.
Carriage Inn is coming back, with a slightly longer name – Carriage Inn and Saloon – but that same iconic carriage in front.

The Town Council Monday night voted 5-0 in favor of transferring the beverage, victualing, dance and entertainment licenses to KirCorp, LLC, owner of the new Carriage Inn and Saloon.

Lawyer Donald Gregory told the Council KirCorp was made up of three people from the area, one of whom would be managing the restaurant. He declined to name the individuals.

He said the restaurant would offer "pub food" and dinner selections and that only minimal renovations would be made – "just kind of sprucing up."

The building has been empty since 2011. The previous owner, the Rhode Island Quahog Company, lasted less than a year at the site. 

The plan is to reopen by Labor Day, Gregory said. 

"It will be nice to have it open again," said Town Council President Liz Dolan.
CompassCarrier July 16, 2013 at 12:33 PM
Why on earth did Gregory refuse to name the 3 individuals who will own/operate the restaurant...that sounds odd to me.....
MeanE July 16, 2013 at 04:07 PM
I found that odd as well. Greg Kirwan is listed in the independent article.
1etcetera July 19, 2013 at 01:16 PM
Probably foreigners.
MeanE October 18, 2013 at 09:30 AM
Is this re-opened yet?
MeanE February 11, 2014 at 11:38 AM
Anyone have an update on when they will actually open the doors? Website says January 2014. What does the sign say now? Who has the scoop? It appears they will be missing out on one of the busiest restaurant days of the year (Valentines).
CompassCarrier February 11, 2014 at 02:06 PM
I haven't heard anything. But still find it ridiculous that Don Gregory wouldn't name the owners. So, let me get this straight...you want to open a restaurant in a small town...but don't want to tell the people in town who you are. Brilliant! And isn't Gregory representing the Wickford Art Association in their bid for a giant handout on their property?

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