Vintage Closes for Good

It's a sad day for the food scene in Woonsocket after Vintage on South Main Street confirmed that it is indeed closed.

Inside Vintage. (Photo: Vintage, via Facebook)
Inside Vintage. (Photo: Vintage, via Facebook)
It's a sad day for the food scene in Woonsocket after Vintage on South Main Street confirmed that it is indeed closed.

"We are sad to inform all of our Facebook friends and followers that Vintage Restaurant will remain closed indefinitely. We would like to thank all of our regulars and supporters for being part of the Vintage Family and wish you all the best," they said in a post on their Facebook page.

Customers lamented the loss, saying they were stunned and sorry to hear it. 

"so sad...we love this place and just this weekend told friends about it," said Kathie Stott Sandberg.

Customers with questions are encouraged to send an email to info@vintageri.com.

The restaurant posted a notice telling customers that if they had an event scheduled, "please know that we will be contacting you in the coming days to help you with alternate arrangements."

Still Hope June 14, 2014 at 09:58 PM
You are putting words in my mouth. Obviously, tax rate affects discretionary spending overall. This was NOT the case with Vintage. Besides, the majority of customers were from out of town.
Steve June 15, 2014 at 11:37 AM
OK there SH, so now you know the complete demographics and balance sheet of every restaurant in Woonsocket? OK, I'm buying that. Mark my words, others will follow as the "Death Spiral" in this "City on the Move" continues! Maybe someone should introduce these local Pols to their counterparts in Detroit! http://www.foxbusiness.com/economy-policy/2014/04/09/detroit-in-settlement-with-bond-holders-report/
Still Hope June 16, 2014 at 02:18 PM
Are you implying others will adopt a failed business model? Or that decades-old restaurants will sink because the local real estate tax rate went up an average of $150 this year? Let me ask the Lahouses, Savinis, and Fernandes what they think. Last time I checked they are all taking record profits and reinvesting in the city. You can take your grim portrait of my city and go hang it in Detroit, cause the sun seems to shine where I live.
Steve June 16, 2014 at 05:07 PM
Ok SH, nice to see you have direct access into their books and can speak on their behalf. So Kay's, Savini's/Ciro's and River Falls will be all that's left? Nice, the three restaurants that will be left to turn off the lights! You really don't get this do you, and now I'm thinking you have no clue as far as total tax rate payments/indexes, and the detriments they have to a local economy! Since when does a tax increase of over 5% on a two or three family equal 150$ a year in tax increases? Again, you are in Fantasy land! Not to mention increased water, sewer, and other associated property devaluation aspects that a real property owner has to deal with in this city. And yes, those last three horsemen, know exactly what I'm talking about. Record profits, unreal!
Still Hope June 16, 2014 at 06:00 PM
You'd be surprised who and what I know. But I'll choose not to go there. But anyway...the $150 average is on a single family with Homestead, you know, the bread n butter of the city...the ones that make the stink in City Hall every month. It is not referencing the multi-families like you pointed to. For the most part, a tax increase like this does not affect the tenants living in multi-units since rents are generally based on market value. The increase in cost is generally absorbed by the landlord and then deducted on next years tax returns. Oddly enough, one of the city's biggest landlords is Gary Fernandes, proprietor of River Falls. Poor guy is getting it from all sides...we should hold a benefit for him soon. Also, I wonder if Russell ever gets to go out to eat anymore with the way things are.


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