Is This The Right Place?
Sure is. A first visit to Courtland Club sometimes starts with a bit of mystique. With no signage in sight and a keypad on the front door, Guests wonder what’s on the other side of the entrance and how to get inside in the first place. Just turn the knob and you’ll find us inside ready to welcome you with a comfortable seat, a steamed towel, a refreshing drink and tasty snacks. Nothing makes us happier than seeing faces light up as they discover and enjoy Courtland Club for the first time.
What Used To Be Here?
The first clue that this place has a rich history might be the twin baking ovens built in to the back wall. In the 1920s and 30s, 51 Courtland Street housed bakeries included Rhode Island’s famed pizza strip maker Crugnale – still in business to this day – as well as others like Public Service Bakery and Parisi Bakery. Around the end of World War II, as soldiers were coming home and looking for places to gather and socialize, the building became home to social clubs, including the Santa Maria Incoronata di Puglia, the San Bernardo Society and even briefly one called The Old Man Club. When we acquired the property we knew that the next thing happening here would nod to the building’s history as a joyful gathering place while also looking to the future with an eye on quality and inclusion.
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