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DINING

Providence Fox Point restaurant to close; 2 more temporarily closed. See where.

Gail Ciampa
Providence Journal

Rhode Island restaurant news is grim, with another closing and two shutdowns. But an ice cream shop is up and running in a new location.

has announced that June 8 will be their last day of service. The Ives Street restaurant in Providence has been run for 17 years by owners Mustafa and Lisa Kuscu. The popular neighborhood spot opened 17 years ago with a creative Asian fusion menu including noodle dishes and rice bowls.

They posted on Facebook that "this decision to move on is a result of the harsh economic conditions we are facing [because of] the I-195 bridge repairs."

Noodles 102 owners Mustafa and Lisa Kuscu will close their popular neighborhood restaurant and gathering space on Providence's Ives Street on June 8. This photo of the couple was taken shortly after they opened 17 years ago.

The Kuscus teased more news is to come, writing "As for what's next for 102 Ives Street? Stay tuned for updates here coming fall 2024."

, on the scenic Salt Pond in South Kingstown, is closed until further notice after a fire early Tuesday morning. The restaurant opened 10 years ago at 210 Salt Pond Rd. with indoor and outdoor dining and a menu of fresh seafood.

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TwoTen Oyster Bar and Grill at 210 Salt Pond Rd. in South Kingstown is closed after a fire this week. No time frame for reopening is known.

The restaurant announced the situation on social media.

"We appreciate your patience and continued support as we navigate our current situation. We will try our best to keep you informed of our reopen date. We hope to be back and running soon!" 

, 555 Mineral Spring Ave., Pawtucket, is closed pending new ownership. They made the announcement on Instagram.

Owner and Chef Ali Joneidi and Sogand Raissi at Shish Kabob in Pawtucket in 2022. The husband and wife opened Rhode Island's only Persian restaurant at 555 Mineral Spring Ave.

Two years ago, chef Ali Joneidi and Sogand Raissi took over the restaurant, keeping the previous name of Shish Kabob. But the husband and wife introduced Rhode Island's only Persian restaurant in the small, intimate space. They added tea service and specialties from their native Iran.

Tea service at Shish Kabob in Pawtucket.

Three days ago they wrote, "It’s been a pleasure serving you all! The restaurant is currently closed for ownership transfer process." They said it was a hard decision to make and appreciated the support their small business had over the past few years.  

, the vegan ice cream shop and baked goods cafe, has opened at 783 Hope St. in Providence. The owners closed their Ives Street location in March when their lease was not renewed. Karen Krinsky and her husband, Chris Belanger, started the business with a food truck before opening the brick-and-mortar location in 2016. 

They are now in the same space as Providence Vegan Deli (formerly known as Born From Pain).

Karen Krinsky is back scooping ice cream in a new Providence location for Like No Udder.

Like No Udder has 16 flavors of hard ice cream as well as extensive rotating soft serve, all vegan. Savory baked goods include Caramelized Onion Knishes, challah and breakfast challah. Summer hours are 2-9 p.m. Sunday and Monday, 1-9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, and 1- 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The shop is closed Tuesdays.