Rogue Island Grand Opening!
Rogue Island is located in The Arcade in downtown Providence, the oldest indoor shopping mall in America. The theme of the event is a bluegrass festival and entertainment will be provided by Astrograss, a band based in Brooklyn, New York. Local farmers and purveyors will be in attendance, for those interested in meeting the faces of the local agriculture scene in Rhode Island. Matunuck Oyster will be sponsoring a raw bar featuring their products, and Rogue Island will provide a complimentary sampling culinary tour of Rhode Island in the form of small bites.
Jonathan Edwards and Best Beverage/FJN Fine Wines will be providing wine samples that pair well with shellfish. Providence-based Revival Brewing will sponsor a beer tent, Sons of Liberty distillers will offer some cocktails featuring their whiskies and vodkas, and New Harvest Coffee & Spirits will provide samples of their coffee along with some coffee-themed cocktails.
Purveyors of Rogue Island have been invited to set up tables with marketing materials and other information about their local businesses; additionally, the retailers located on the first floor of The Arcade will remain open late during the event to showcase their shops to our visitors. Valet parking will be available on the Weybosset side of The Arcade. This event is free to the public.