Longtime Newport business closing store

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NEWPORT, R.I. (WPRI) – A longtime Newport staple is closing its store.

But Water Brothers isn’t going away completely.

The business is closing its retail store on Memorial Boulevard in order to focus on signature apparel and Water Brothers branded events.

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The business is owned by Sid Abbruzzi, who made the announcement on Water Brothers Facebook page.

Water Brothers was founded in 1971 and specializes in surf and skate sports.

Abbruzzi plans to continue organizing and hosting the annual Surf Fest in Newport.

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