Providence Place Mall: Rhode Island’s Largest Mall
Providence Place Mall is a large shopping center located in the downtown area of Providence Rhode Island. This mall is the largest in Rhode Island and one of the largest in Southern New England. Regular hours are Monday-Saturday from 10:00am – 9:00 pm and Sunday from 12:00 noon – 6:00pm.
Providence Place Mall is probably the best choice in the area. There are plenty of great stores, entertainment options, and restaurants. The Dave and Busters arcade is a fun time especially since it is located inside the mall so you have other options for food and entertainment as well. My favorite restaurant in the mall is probably The Cheesecake Factory or The Melting Pot. It is not the best mall in the world and there are a lot of drawbacks, but all in all it is a great way to spend a rainy or snowy afternoon.
Here are some of my pros and cons of Providence Place:
*Definitely the parking (the parking is expensive if you plan on staying for a while – it is $2 for the first 5 hours and then goes up after that. I am already spending money shopping do I really need to pay to park my car! I usually find free parking on one of the side streets and get some extra exercise)
*There is no Brookstone! One of my favorite novelty stores – I have seen smaller malls in the area with a Brookstone, so this is strange to me.
*Rude employees – I was shocked at how snooty some of the employees were, especially those working in JC Penney’s and Macy’s.
*There have been problems with vehicle breaks in in the parking lot. I had my car window smashed and robbed (this should not happen after paying $20 to park!)
*Plenty of entertainment options like Dave and Busters and an IMAX and a nice assortment of restaurants – Cheesecake Factory, P.F. Changs, Uno’s Pizzeria, The Melting Pot.
*Clean and well organized (the entertainment is located in the same area).
*You can sign up for their email club to receive promotions (my most recent included a $10 gift card for spending $75 or more)
*The restaurants have good happy hour specials and there seems to always be at least one promotion going on – check the website for updates
*There is a Restoration Hardware store – I love this store! The have the nicest faux fur blankets and accessories!
Entertainment options: Dave & Busters, IMAX theater, Providence Place 16 theaters
Restaurants: Chatters, The Cheesecake Factory, Fire + Ice, Joe’s American Bar and Grill, Johnny Rockets, The Melting Pot, The Nordstrom cafe and e-bar, Panera Bread, P.F. Changs, Uno’s Pizzeria
Anchor Stores: Nordstrom, JC Penney, Macy’s
Other Stores: Abercrombie, Aeropostale, Aerosoles, Aldo, All Stars by Roster, American Eagle, Ann Taylor, Apple, Arden B, AT&T, Athleta, Aveda, baby Gap, Banana Republic, Bare Minerals, Bath and Body Works, bebe, Bed Bath & Beyond, The Body Shop, Brighton Collectibles, Brooks Brothers, Buckle, Build a Bear, Cache, Champs Sports, Charlotte Russe, The Children’s Place, Claires, Clarks, Clearwire, Coach, Crate & Barrel, CVS, dELIAs, DSW, Express, Express Men, Finish Line, Foot Locker, Footaction, Forever 21, Fossil, Franscesca’s Collections, Gamestop, Gap, Gap Kids, Garage, GNC, Godiva, Guess, Gymboree, H & M, Hollister, Hot Topic, J. Crew, J.Jill, Journeys, Kay Jewelers, Kids Foot Locker, Lady Foot Locker, Laila Rowe, Lids, The Limited, LOFT, Love Culture, LoveSac, Lucky Brand Jeans, LUSH, Madwell, Men’s Warehouse, Michael Kors, New York & Company, Newbury Comics, Old Navy, Origins, PacSun, Pandora, Papyrus, Payless ShoeSource, Piercing Pagoda Plus, Pottery Barn, Rack Room Shoes, Restoration Hardware, Rosetta Stone, Ross Simmons, Roster, Sephora, Solstice Sunglass Boutique, Spencer’s, Sports and More, Sunglass Hut, Sur la Table, Swarovski, Talbots, Talbots Petites, Teavana, Things Remembered, Tiffany & Co., True Religion Brand Jeans, Vera Bradley, Victoria’s Secret, The Walking Company, Wet Seal, White House Black Market, Williams Sonoma, Wrapsol, Yankee Candle, Zumiez
**Please check the mall website for an updated list of stores and restaurants.
Providence Place Mall
One Providence Place
Providence, Rhode Island 02903