Newport, RI (CNN) — Newport Restaurans & Bar-B-Q is opening its first new location in Newport, Rhode Island, next month.
The restaurant is expected to open this summer, Newport Mayor Joseph D. Sullivan said Thursday.
The Newport restaurant is scheduled to open next month and will have seating for 40, Sullivan said.
The Newport restaurant will be located in the historic former home of the Newport Beach Boat Club, which is on the site of the former Newport Beach Marina.
Newport Beach has hosted more than 3,300 weddings in the last five years, Sullivan added.
The restaurants opening date will be announced in the coming weeks, Sullivan told CNN.
The former Newport Boat Club will close its doors at the end of this year.
Newport’s restaurant industry is “going through a renaissance,” Sullivan said, adding that the restaurant industry has experienced record numbers of new restaurant openings.
The Newport Beach Restaurant & Bar is the latest in a string of Newport restaurants to open.
In August, the City of Newport unveiled plans to open a restaurant on the historic site of Newport Beach’s former Navy Yard.
In January, Newport Beach hosted the Newport Jazz Festival.
In addition to Newport, Newport Restaurations & Bar serves as the headquarters for Newport’s Downtown Newport Neighborhood Association, which operates the Newport Neighborhood Improvement District.