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Most-read stories on PBN.com, Sept. 2019

1. 2 Providence restaurants among Bon Appetit’s top 50 new eateries in U.S. POSTED ONLINE: SEPT. 11 Aleppo Sweets and Big King, based in...
A SIGN IN THE WINDOW at Bed, Bath & Beyond in Providence Place mall announced the store's closing. PBN PHOTO/WILLIAM HAMILTON

Bed, Bath & Beyond says its Providence Place mall store is...

PROVIDENCE – Bed, Bath & Beyond, one of the early tenants of Providence Place when the urban mall opened two decades ago, says it...

Most-read stories on PBN.com, August 2019

1. PBN names 2019 Fastest Growing & Innovative Companies POSTED ONLINE: AUG. 16.Twenty local companies have earned a spot on Providence Business News’ 2019...
INVOLVED: Jim Boscov is the chairman and CEO of Boscov’s, billed as the nation’s largest family-owned department store, which is moving into the former Nordstrom location at Providence Place mall. He said running a business doesn’t happen from an office, but rather on the sales floor.
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An outlier comes to Providence Place

While other department stores have closed as sales slip away with changing consumer preferences and a migration online, Reading, Pa.-based Boscov’s is an outlier....
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

New stores help Providence Place evolve

To many, the closure of Nordstrom at Providence Place mall was a disheartening blow for the capital city, and further proof online shopping is...
MOVING IN: Boscov’s Chairman and CEO Jim Boscov stands in what will be the new store in Providence Place mall, where it will replace the departed Nordstrom. 
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Boscov’s could be just what the mall doctor ordered for R.I.

With the first lengthy look at the owner of Providence Place mall in this week’s issue of PBN, the region has had the chance...

R.I.’s unknown, essential lender

Residents of the Four Seasons Mobile Home Cooperative in Tiverton long have gotten water from a well at the site connected to old plastic...
CONDO CONVERSIONS: Tom Knight, left, concierge at the 903 Residences at Providence Place, delivers a package to General Manager Walter Pastor. For the past six months, rental units at the residential building in Providence have been going through a conversion to condos, with nearly 40 sold so far.  
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903 Residences apartments undergoing conversion to condos

Timing is everything in real estate, and sometimes it isn’t on the developer’s side.The 903 Residences at Providence Place, which opened as apartments in...

Macaron bakery opens at Providence Place mall

PROVIDENCE – Woops!, a French macaron and international-dessert bakery, has opened in a kiosk at the Providence Place mall.This is the second regional location...

Bryant University’s IDEA 2019 seminar focuses on user experience

SMITHFIELD – In its seventh annual iteration, Bryant University’s Innovation and Design Experience for All, or IDEA, 2019 seminar added a focus on user...
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