New stores help Providence Place evolve

INVOLVED: Jim Boscov is the chairman and CEOALTERNATIVE SERVICES: The Providence Place mall has evolved to compete with online shopping and e-retailers by adding alternative services such as the CycleBar cycling studio and renting space to Comprehensive Community Action Program for a “skills center” that offers computer and language classes, as well as job-training workshops.   / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
INVOLVED: Jim Boscov is the chairman and CEOALTERNATIVE SERVICES: The Providence Place mall has evolved to compete with online shopping and e-retailers by adding alternative services such as the CycleBar cycling studio and renting space to Comprehensive Community Action Program for a “skills center” that offers computer and language classes, as well as job-training workshops. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
To many, the closure of Nordstrom at Providence Place mall was a disheartening blow for the capital city, and further proof online shopping is sapping the life out of brick-and-mortar retailers and the malls in which many are located. To Mark Dunbar, it was just another day at the office. See related story: An outlier…

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