2013-08-22 / News

Businessman interested in vacant PAC Club

According to Holy Ghost Society President Joan Dupee, a Newport business owner has put a deposit on the restaurant and banquet hall formerly occupied by the Jamestown Tavern.

The building at 138 Narragansett Ave., known locally as the Portuguese American Citizens Club, has been vacant since July 8. The previous owner broke the lease without notifying the Holy Ghost Society, the organization that owns the building. Dupee said it was only a matter of time before the Jamestown Tavern lessee reneged on the deal, so the organization was prepared. It already had potential restaurateurs lined up.

The tavern was only open 16 months.

The new prospect is Kevin Sullivan, owner of Pour Judgment Bar and Grill located on Broadway in Newport. The two parties have not agreed on a lease, but Dupee remains optimistic they can come to terms. Before Sullivan commits, he will review the lease with his attorney.

Sullivan’s Newport pub boasts, “Pour Judgment is where the locals come for great and affordable food, and the widest selection of craft beers.”

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