Another Providence landmark for more than 40 years has closed - 3 Steeple St. Bar & Restuarnt in downtown Providence (corner of Canal and Steeple Sts.). According to their facebook page, the landlord evicted them.
My friends and I were regulars at 3SS from 1989-2003- going every Saturday night (sometimes Friday nights as well). We continued to go for a while after the new owners took over in early 2003, but the place really lost it's identity and it's charm (it was trying to become a more 'upscale' restaurant like 'X0' and 'Mills"). The menu was not as interesting and the prices were pretty high. The last time I went was this past December before we went to Trinity Rep on a Thursday evening... the restaurant was empty, the service had much to be desired, and the food was mediocre(and expensive).
I know others have had mixed experiences there in the past seven years as well. Still, it's sad to see this landmark closed. It would be nice if the old owners took it back and made it 'the old SS'.