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EMPOWERED: Sheryl Guglielmo, senior project manager for Diprete Engineering Associates Inc., joined the civil engineering firm as an architect but has worked her way up to become a senior project manager. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Guglielmo’s career path hasn’t exactly gone by design

Careers don’t always follow a predictable path, and that’s OK. Sheryl Guglielmo of DiPrete Engineering Associates Inc. may argue that it often works out...
PRICES FOR ALL: Boscov’s, a family-owned department store, opened just a few months ago in Providence Place mall. Denise and Walter Budz, of Providence, check out with Islene DeOleo, sales associate. “There are prices for everyone here,” said Walter Budz, who spent 46 years in retail at Ann & Hope, Ames and Walmart. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. malls finding new ways to get people in the door

In one area of Providence Place mall, a couple of small children are working intently in a toddler-size veterinary clinic, treating a gray stuffed...
SHIFTING FOCUS: Providence Place, pictured above, and other local malls are increasingly focusing on unique retailers, events and entertainment to lure customers. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Malls are not dead but retailers bracing for survival of fittest

The good news for local malls is their long-predicted demise, like Mark Twain’s prematurely reported death, has been exaggerated. The bad news is the...
GROWING TREND: Mark Dunbar, Providence Place mall general manager, said beginning with an online presence and expanding into physical locations is a growing trend among retailers. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Are local malls enough of an attraction to make you visit,...

Despite dire predictions of their imminent demise for much of the past decade, there are as many malls today nationally as there has ever...

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