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Providence Place mall considers enhancing security after multiple fights break out

PROVIDENCE – Providence Place mall staff said they are looking into enhancing security following a series of fights that broke out at the shopping...
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...

Swarovski to open third retail store in R.I.

CRANSTON – Swarovski will open a 1,152-square-foot retail store at Garden City Center, according to the site’s management. The opening is scheduled for spring 2020...

Just in time for the holidays: Local retailers taking on e-tailers

Experts say more people than ever will be shopping for holiday gifts online this year, but many brick-and-mortar store owners are no longer fretting...

Waterplace Park dredging to begin this month

PROVIDENCE – A long-awaited dredging of Waterplace Park is expected to begin within days. The project will remove 22,000 cubic yards of silt from the...

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...
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