Since the demise of Tedeschi and the entrance of Gourmet Heaven last school year, Thayer Street has remained mostly unchanged… until now!
Much like Providence’s weather, Thayer has once again proven that it can change in a matter of days. As seen above, hookah ‘n’ smoothie shop Sahara, Ben & Jerry’s, Squires Salon, and other buildings with historical value have all been shut down and fenced up in just two days. As reported by the Brown Daily Herald, the company that brought us 315 Thayer (aka Gilbane Building Company) is the one responsible for the demolition of buildings in order to construct a new apartment complex on 257 Thayer.
For those of you who love
FroYo real ice cream, have no fear: Ben and his pal, as shown above, have relocated to Symposium’s Thayer bookstore and are slated to reopen by the time students arrive for the fall. Book-buyers also have no fear: Symposium still has their downtown location!
The last major change Thayer Street has encountered is the loss of Spice, the Thai bistro located on Waterman Street. Its successor, Gemini, is a bar and grill that claims to have eleven different food styles — including Thai! To find out how accurate the claim is, be sure to check it out in the fall.
Although Thayer is bound to have evolved even more before we return to our beloved campus in a few weeks, there is one thing you can (sadly) count on being the same: no 24-hour places.