A new women-owned grocery store opens in Providence, RI


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Rory’s Market and Kitchen opened its newest store in downtown Providence, RI on Friday. The 6,000-square-foot store is located at 113 Washington Street on the first floor of the Nightingale Building.

Rory’s, an independent, second-generation local natural food shop and kitchen, offers basic groceries and access to natural and organic produce from local businesses. The Providence location will serve as the company’s third store and first outside of Massachusetts.

“This is our first inner-city location, giving us the opportunity to grow together in a city as special as Providence,” said Rory Eames, owner and namesake of Rory’s, in a statement. “We are very excited to serve the community and be part of the community.”

Rory’s opened its first location in Dennisport, Mass., in 1978 by Darby Ziruk, “with a mission to provide organic produce to residents of Cape Cod,” the grocer said. A second location opened in Mashpee, Mass. in 2014, followed by Darby’s daughter, Rory Eames, who took ownership in 2019.We’re proud to have been owned and directed by women for more than 40 years!” the grocer said on its website.

In addition to in-store grocery offerings, Rory’s Kitchen also offers made-to-order grab-and-go breakfasts, lunches and dinners. Customers can also look forward to gluten-conscious menu items, the grocer said in a statement.

The store is open seven days a week for in-person, online shopping, pickup and delivery, and offers delivery on all grocery, ready meals, coffee and juice bar menu items.


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