By Patrick Anderson
PBN Staff Writer
CRANSTON – The first new store in Garden City Center’s multiphase redevelopment opened Thursday and will be followed by another this month, the Route 2 shopping plaza announced.
Soma Intimates, a lingerie store, hosted a grand opening for its new space next to William Sonoma, which has plans to expand by the end of the year.
Edible Arrangements, which sells fruit baskets, is scheduled to open its new store later this month.
The openings are part of a multi-phase redevelopment of the 55-store center that includes the construction of a new 20,000-square-foot building on the south end of the complex and new pedestrian and traffic link to the Whole Foods supermarket. The Cranston planning commission approved the plan this month.
A new Ann Taylor clothing store is scheduled to open in July.