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Thayer St., East Side, Providence, R.I.

Providence, Rhode Island

Shops
Cellar Stories - buyer and seller of used and rare books; located downtown; online store also; 111 Mathewson St. 401-521-2665WEBSITE

Art Galleries - shopping tours of art galleries, special events, gallery info at gallerynight.info WEBSITE
List of Gift Shops - from cityofprovidence.comWEBSITE
List of Jewelers - from cityofprovidence.comWEBSITE

DOWNTOWN
Providence Place Mall - nice mall downtown, chain stores mostly, IMAX theater, parking; One Providence Place 401-270-1000WEBSITE
Downtown Directory - online map of downtown with shopping, dining, hotels & parkingWEBSITE
Downtown Shops Map - shopcity.com map of downtown storesWEBSITE
Downtown Shops on Westminister & Weybosset Streets - shopcity.com; store info, map, parking tipWEBSITE

EAST SIDE
RISD Store - Rhode Island School of Design Store, online also; 30 North Main St. 401-454-6464WEBSITE
RISD Works - items created by RISD alumni and faculty, online also; Chase Center, ; 20 North Main St. 401-277-4949WEBSITE
Article about Wickenden Street Shopping and Eateries - quirky and artsy Wickenden StreetWEBSITE
East Side - Scenic Shopping's pictures and links to several stores; more detailed information about the East SideWEBSITE
Review of Wickenden Street - providence.citysearch.comWEBSITE

FEDERAL HILL
Columbus Theatre - small theatre in Federal Hill, one of the sites of the RI International Film Festival; 270 Broadway 401-621-9660WEBSITE
Federal Hill Stroll - twice a year event, check for dates and tickets at goprovidence.comWEBSITE
Food and Wine Tours - savoringrhodeisland.com; food and wine tour of Federal HillWEBSITE
History - general information at the original providenceri.com siteWEBSITE

General Information
Brown University - on the East Side, close to shopping; Campus Center located off Thayer St.; 75 Waterman St. 401-863-1000WEBSITE
Providence College - Catholic Dominican college in Providence; 1 Cunningham Square 401-865-1000WEBSITE
RISD - Rhode Island School of Design, on the East Side; 2 College St. 401-454-6100WEBSITE
Chamber of Commerce - Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce siteWEBSITE
Explore Providence - general information at the providenceri.com siteWEBSITE
Friars Athletics - athletic website for Providence College, friars.comWEBSITE
General Information Site - lots of info, news, events; providencedowntown.comWEBSITE
General Information about Providence - good overview & pictures of city and areas near BrownWEBSITE
Greater City: Providence - site dedicated to promoting urban living in Providence area, events, news, picsWEBSITE
Groups and Organizations - links to Providence community sitesWEBSITE
Kids Activities - kidoinfo.com has a calendar of events for kids' activities all over Rhode IslandWEBSITE
Parking - free valet parking for 2 hours sponsored by specific merchantsWEBSITE
Providence Neighborhood Info - downtownprovidence.com; walking tours, maps, parking infoWEBSITE
Providence Visitors Site - goprovidence.com, the Convention and Visitors Bureau siteWEBSITE

Maps
Downtown Directory - online map of downtown with shopping, dining, hotels & parkingWEBSITE
Downtown Shopping Map - map of downtown shopping section at shopdowncity.comWEBSITE
Map with Neighborhood Information - provplan.orgWEBSITE

Restaurants
Al Forno - fine dining; innovative dishes; 577 South Main St. 401-273-9760WEBSITE
Cafe Nuovo - upscale restaurant; nice view, eclectic menu, good for lunch or dinner; One Citizens Plaza 401-421-2525WEBSITE
Cav Restaurant - unique contemporary menu, decorated with antiques for sale; 14 Imperial Pl. 401-751-9164WEBSITE
Fire and Ice - CLOSED in Providence; customized meals cooked to order at large grill; 48 Providence Place 401-270-4040WEBSITE
Hemenway's Seafood Grill and Oyster Bar - great seafood restaurant; 121 South Main St. 401-351-8570WEBSITE
Persimmon - modern American cuisine; moved from Bristol, R.I., located at former site of Rue De L'Espoir; 99 Hope St. 401-432-7422WEBSITE
Pot au Feu - French restaurant in downtown area, elegant upstairs, casual and cozy downstairs; 44 Custom House St. 401-273-8953WEBSITE
The Coffee Exchange - great coffee, cozy and unique cafe on Wickenden Street, East Side; 207 Wickenden St. 401-273-1198WEBSITE

Federal Hill Restaurants - "Little Italy" of Providence, not just Italian restaurantsWEBSITE
List of Restaurants - goprovidence.com siteWEBSITE

Accommodations

General Information - goprovidence.com; hotel informationWEBSITE

Events, Activities, Attractions
Brown University - on the East Side, close to shopping; Campus Center located off Thayer St.; 75 Waterman St. 401-863-1000WEBSITE
Cable Car Cinema & Cafe - unique films on South Main Street; 204 South Main St. 401-272-3970WEBSITE
Columbus Theatre - small theatre in Federal Hill, one of the sites of the RI International Film Festival; 270 Broadway 401-621-9660WEBSITE
Providence College - Catholic Dominican college in Providence; 1 Cunningham Square 401-865-1000WEBSITE
Providence Performing Arts - plays, musicals, concerts, beautiful old theater; 22 Weybosset St. 401-421-2787WEBSITE
RISD - Rhode Island School of Design, on the East Side; 2 College St. 401-454-6100WEBSITE
Roger Williams Park Zoo - fun zoo south of Providence; 1000 Elmwood Ave. 401-273-5437WEBSITE
Trinity Repertory Company - performances, educational programs, films, tours; 201 Washington St. 401-351-4242WEBSITE
Electric Boat - ride on the Providence river while viewing Waterfire, up to 6 peopleWEBSITE
Firstworks - organization promoting arts: music, art festivals, exhibits, performances, festivalsWEBSITE
Gondola Rides - you can take a gondola ride on the Providence river, up to 6 peopleWEBSITE
Great Events Calendar - sporting events, shows, other city eventsWEBSITE
News and Events - downtownprovidence.comWEBSITE
RI Historical Society - walking tours and exhibitsWEBSITE
RIFF - Rhode Island International Film FestivalWEBSITE
Waterfire Providence - Bonfires and events at Waterplace Park, check scheduleWEBSITE

Kids
Brown University - on the East Side, close to shopping; Campus Center located off Thayer St.; 75 Waterman St. 401-863-1000WEBSITE
Providence Children's Museum - hands on exhibits, children ages 1-11; 100 South St. 401-273-5437WEBSITE
Providence College - Catholic Dominican college in Providence; 1 Cunningham Square 401-865-1000WEBSITE
Providence Performing Arts - plays, musicals, concerts, beautiful old theater; 22 Weybosset St. 401-421-2787WEBSITE
RISD - Rhode Island School of Design, on the East Side; 2 College St. 401-454-6100WEBSITE
Roger Williams Park Zoo - fun zoo south of Providence; 1000 Elmwood Ave. 401-273-5437WEBSITE
Trinity Repertory Company - performances, educational programs, films, tours; 201 Washington St. 401-351-4242WEBSITE
Electric Boat - ride on the Providence river while viewing Waterfire, up to 6 peopleWEBSITE
Firstworks - organization promoting arts: music, art festivals, exhibits, performances, festivalsWEBSITE
Gondola Rides - you can take a gondola ride on the Providence river, up to 6 peopleWEBSITE
Great Events Calendar - sporting events, shows, other city eventsWEBSITE
Kids Activities - kidoinfo.com has a calendar of events for kids' activities all over Rhode IslandWEBSITE
News and Events - downtownprovidence.comWEBSITE
RI Historical Society - walking tours and exhibitsWEBSITE
Waterfire Providence - Bonfires and events at Waterplace Park, check scheduleWEBSITE

Providence: East Side Shops and Historic Sites