Creativity Flows Once Again In Warren, RI
I spent my Sunday between Bristol & Warren RI. I ate lunch on the water, visited some shops in downtown Bristol then headed home. On my way through Warren, RI we decided to pull over and walk along Main Street. What I noticed is that Warren is once again coming back to life. Warren went though a period where business on Main Street had closed down due to economics, lack of customers and other issues. Now we have new businesses opening up at a fairly steady pace. So, on this beautifully warm Sunday in June I decided to drop in on a few and chat up the owners.
Boheme: Locally made fine art, jewelry,clothing. I chatted with Karen the owner for a short time and she said how excited she was to open up a shop on Main St Warren. She's been open for about 3 weeks or so and is one of the stops on the monthly Art Night tour.
The Coffee Depot: The Coffee Depot, a cozy and lively gathering spot, is centrally located in downtown historic Warren. Friday open mic nights are a big draw for music lovers and regional musicians. Monthly art exhibits by area artists are also popular. The Coffee Depot is directly across the street from Boheme.
Stella Marie Soap Company: Stella Marie was founded in 2007 out of a desire to merge artistic expression with a passion for the bath. Her business has grown from a tiny pantry in an apartment to a 2000 foot shop and retail space in Warren, RI. They make the most delicious smelling soaps. I stop in to the shop as often as I can to check out the new "flavors".
Woof Woof Pet Boutique and Biscuit Bar: Woof Woof is exactly what it says it is. It's for the dogs (and cats).. and owners are allowed inside too. WOOF! WOOF! is a modern, fun, dog bakery & boutique for your pets. They are Rhode Island's "ORIGINAL" 10' biscuit bar, filled with 8 varieties of our all natural dog biscuits.
I recommend the walkability of downtown Warren's Main Street to anyone looking for a quaint, artsy, casual afternoon spent shopping or window shopping. You'll find it's more quiet than downtown Newport or Bristol and less crowded. Stop in and enjoy the creativity that flows once again in Warren, RI 02885.