Tedeschi really wants you to know that it’s closed

Looks like Tedeschi has closed its doors a bit earlier than it had planned—earlier in the week, signs on the door said it would be closing on Tuesday. Yes, there are actually four signs that say “We Are Closed” on the door, as if to quadruple our sadness.

BREAKING: Tedeschi to close in less than two weeks

It’s like a cruel April Fool’s day prank… or just another terrible Thayer Street tragedy in the middle of October.

According to employees at Tedeschi, the store will close before the end of the month. Tentatively, one cashier told BlogDH, the last day the store will remain open is Tuesday, October 23.

This is sad. So very sad. Without Tedeschi, who will sustain us when it’s past midnight and no other convenient store on Thayer Street is open (even though Providence isn’t technically asleep until 2 a.m…)? What other store in Rhode Island has such friendly employees, who still manage to smile and shoot the shit with random (scary?) customers despite having to wear corporate-mandated, blood-colored garb? Where else can we buy a Mean Girls DVD for $4.99 at 1:50 a.m.?

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Meanwhile, at T.F. Green Airport…

Let's hope this isn't in the Toys 'R' Us catalog.

The TSA stopped a man and his son at the security screening area of T.F. Green this morning after the X-ray machine picked up on the 4-year-old’s stuffed animals’ hidden carry-ons… Each of the otherwise friendly toys contained “parts that could be assembled into a loaded handgun,” according to a TSA officer quoted in a CNN article on the incident. The father claimed not to have known the gun parts were inside his son’s toys, and the pair proceeded with their travels. Casual. Apparently the reason for the hidden gun is related to “a domestic dispute.” (????) Check out this video for some prime teddy bear footage.

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Happy first day of finals period!

Woohoo, we can’t believe it’s finals period already — this year really went by at (Semi)sonic speed… But don’t worry. Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.