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Downcity in Providence

Westminster St., Downcity, Providence, R.I.
Providence River Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge, Downtown Providence
Craftland, Westminster St., Downcity, Providence

Downcity in Providence, R.I.

Shops
Craftland - gift shop featuring artist made items; t-shirts, jewelry, mugs, wall art, postcards, notebooks, notepads, greeting cards, bath and body products, decor, candles, crafts; also, workshops; 212 Westminster St. 401-272-4285WEBSITE
Homestyle - gift shop with Providence and R.I. themed gifts, plus puzzles, jewelry, ladies apparel, socks, accessories, puzzles, tableware, cards, novelties; 233 Westminster St. 401-277-1159WEBSITE
Lovecraft Arts and Sciences - shop with gifts, books and art related to Providence author, H.P. Lovecraft and other items about the city and the genre of weird fiction; events, exhibits, lectures; shop located in The Arcade; 65 Weybosset St. 401-264-0838WEBSITE
Modern Love - decor, lotions, soaps, socks, accessories, candles, crafts, jewelry, ornaments, wall art; 220 Westminster St. 401-421-1475WEBSITE
Queen of Hearts - women's clothing boutique, accessories, jewelry; 222 Westminster St. 401-421-1471WEBSITE
Serendipity Gourmet - gourmet deli with breakfast and lunch sandwiches to go; prepared foods and groceries; 173 Weybosset St. 401-270-2233WEBSITE
Symposium Books - independent book store with new and used books; 240 Westminster St. 401-273-7900WEBSITE
The Arcade - historic building with small shops on the first floor; located downtown; 65 Weybosset St. 401-454-4568WEBSITE
The Vault Collective - vintage clothing for all; shoes, boots, outerwear, dresses, tops, jeans, sweaters, jewelry, accessories; 235 Westminster St. 401-250-2587WEBSITE

General Information
Providence Warwick Convention and Visitors Bureau Info Center - visitor center at the RI Convention Center; brochures, maps, shop, restrooms, self guided walking audio tour; 1 Sabin St. 401-751-1177WEBSITE
Downcity Info from Go Providence - goprovidence.com; shopping, dining and things to do in downtown Providence; 401-456-0200WEBSITE
Go Providence - goprovidence.com; Providence Warwick Convention and Visitors Bureau; lots of visitor info; events, self-guided walking tours; 401-456-0200WEBSITE
In Downcity - communications collaboration among downtown Providence businesses, supporting them and promoting the district with events, info, news, and giveawaysWEBSITE
Providence Downtown Improvement District - info about Providence, including self-guided walking tours and news; 401-421-4450WEBSITE
Providence Monthly - online magazines about Providence, including Hey Rhody, Providence the Bay and SO Rhode Island; lots of local news and info; 401-305-3391WEBSITE
Rhode Island Travel Guide - visitrhodeisland.com; visitor information and guide to events, activities, hotels, restaurants and news; WEBSITE
Visit New England - visitri.com; website about visiting New England states, including R.I.; info about activities, lodging, events, dining, transportationWEBSITE

Restaurants
Al Forno - fine dining; innovative dishes; 577 South Main St. 401-273-9760WEBSITE
Barnaby's Neighborhood Kitchen and Bar - burgers, salads, appetizers, entrees, sandwiches, cocktails; 385 Westminster St. 401-455-6857WEBSITE
Bolt Coffee Co. - coffee cafe; several Providence locations; 122 Fountain St. at Dean Hotel, 224 Benefit St. at RISD; 61 Washington St. 401-331-5200WEBSITE
Cafe Nuovo - upscale restaurant; nice view, eclectic menu, good for lunch or dinner; One Citizens Plaza 401-421-2525WEBSITE
Cafe Pearl at RISD - cafe with coffee, pastries, sandwiches, salads; 20 North Main St. 401-454-6500WEBSITE
Cappriccio - long time classic Italian restaurant near the Riverwalk; 2 Pine St. 401-421-1320WEBSITE
Cav Restaurant - unique contemporary menu, decorated with antiques for sale; 14 Imperial Pl. 401-751-9164WEBSITE
Charuma Tea Bar - Taiwanese hot and cold teas, bubble tea, snacks; 45 Weybosset St. 401-642-5198WEBSITE
Circe - restaurant serving seafood, steak, chicken, vegetable dishes, plus appetizers and cocktails; 50 Weybosset St. 401-437-8991WEBSITE
Coffee Connection - coffee, breakfast and lunch cafe; frozen drinks, smoothies, desserts; 32 Custom House St. 401-270-1801WEBSITE
Durk's Bar B Q - barbecued meats, chicken, pork, plus pierogies, poutine, corn dogs, mac and cheese, burgers, cornbread; 33 Aborn St. 401-563-8622WEBSITE
Ellie's - breakfast, lunch, baked goods, artisan cakes; 225 Weybosset St. 401-563-3333WEBSITE
Figidini - wood fire eatery serving pizza and grilled entrees using locally sourced foods; dinner hours; 67 Washington St. 401-808-6886WEBSITE
Gracie's - fine dining; seasonal menu; also available for special events; 194 Washington St. 401-272-7811WEBSITE
Harry's Bar and Burger - burgers, sandwiches, hot dogs, salads; 121 North Main St. 401-228-7437WEBSITE
Hemenway's Seafood Grill and Oyster Bar - long time seafood restaurant on South Main Street; raw bar, chowders, lobster, wide variety of seafood choices; desserts; 121 South Main St. 401-351-8570WEBSITE
Kin Southern Table and Bar - Southern style dishes, including mac and cheese, fried fish, baked chicken wings, collard greens; 71 Washington St. 401-537-7470WEBSITE
Kleos - Greek entrees, salads, desserts; 250 Westminster St. 401-443-4083WEBSITE
Layali - multicultural menu for lunch and dinner, including seafood, steak, chicken, pizza, small plates, desserts; 36 Weybosset St. 401-632-4500WEBSITE
Malted Barley - sandwiches, soup, salad, salads, desserts; fresh pretzels made onsite; pretzel sandwiches; 334 Westminister St. 401-490-0300WEBSITE
Mokban - Korean restaurant; 217 Westminster St. 401-331-1651WEBSITE
Murphy's - Irish pub serving deli sandwiches, hot sandwiches, burgers, salads, soups, hot dogs, fish and chips, build your own lunch special, kids menu; weekend morning breakfast menu; 100 Fountain St. 401-421-1188WEBSITE
New Harvest - coffee roaster and coffee cafe; brewing lessons; online store; 10 Sims Ave. 401-438-1999WEBSITE
New Rivers - seasonal menu of locally sourced foods; small plates, salads, entrees, desserts; 7-9 Steeple St. 401-751-0350WEBSITE
North - dinner restaurant serving entrees made with locally sourced produce; located at the Dean Hotel; 122 Fountain St. 401-455-3326WEBSITE
Oberlin - dinner restaurant serving small plates, pasta, seafood; 186 Union St. 401-588-8755WEBSITE
Parkside - lunch and dinner restaurant serving seafood, steak, salads, pasta, specialty rotisserie chicken, charcuterie boards, desserts; 76 South Main St. 401-331-0003WEBSITE
Persimmon - modern American cuisine; moved from Bristol, R.I., located at former site of Rue De L'Espoir on the East Side; 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
Providence Coal Fired Pizza - coal fired specialty pizzas served for lunch and dinner; salads, entree salads, soups; 385 Westminister St. 401-454-7499WEBSITE
Rogue Island - small plates, salads, mac and cheese, bahn mi, vegetable appetizers, lobster roll; 65 Weybosset St. 401-831-3733WEBSITE
Rosalina - Italian restaurant serving pasta, entrees, salads, charcuturie; 50 Aborn St. 401-270-7330WEBSITE
Sakis - pizzeria; 199 Weybosset St. 401-277-2547WEBSITE
Serendipity Gourmet - gourmet deli with breakfast and lunch sandwiches to go; prepared foods and groceries; 173 Weybosset St. 401-270-2233WEBSITE
Small Point Cafe - cozy cafe serving pastries, sandwiches, wraps, salads, bagels, croissants, breakfast sandwiches, cookies, gluten free options; 230 Westminster St. 401-228-6999WEBSITE
Sura - Korean and Japanese cuisine, sushi, bubble tea; 232 Westminster St. 401-277-9088WEBSITE
Sydney - specialty hot drinks, breakfast sandwiches, baked goods; 400 Exchange St. 401-648-4994WEBSITE
The Coffee Exchange - cozy and unique coffee cafe on the East Side; 207 Wickenden St. 401-273-1198WEBSITE
The Dorrance - elegant historic dining room; dinner menu includes charcuterie boards, small and large plates, raw bar, dessert; also, event venue; 60 Dorrance St. 401-521-6000WEBSITE
Tori Tomo - Japanese restaurant serving ramen soups, sandwiches, rice bowls, small plates and special entrees; 69 Washington St. 401-409-2077WEBSITE
Trinity Brewhouse - pub restaurant serving lunch, dinner and late night food; seafood, sandwiches, burgers, pizza, entrees; children's menu; 186 Fountain St. 401-453-2337WEBSITE
Wok and Pot - Korean and other Asian dishes; stir fry dishes, hot pots, stews and soups; 333 Westminster St. 401-274-0276WEBSITE
Yoleni's - Greek dishes and desserts; eat in or take out meals; prepared foods and imported Mediterranean products market; 292 Westminster St. 401-500-1127WEBSITE

Accommodations
Aloft Providence Downtown - downtown hotel near the Providence river; city and river views rooms; 1 King or 2 Queen bed rooms; rooftop bar, offsite garage parking, pet friendly; 191 Dorrance St. 401-252-0710WEBSITE
Christopher Dodge House - 14 room bed and breakfast in a 3 story 1800's mansion serving full brkfst.; variety of rooms with twin, queen and king beds; located north west of downtown (1 mile) and the eastside (1.3 mile) ; 11 West Park St. 401-351-6111WEBSITE
Courtyard Providence Downtown - Marriott Courtyard located downtown with king, 2 queen and 1 bedroom guest rooms; onsite bistro for breakfast and some dinner options; packages available; 32 Exchange Terrace at Memorial Blvd. 401-272-1191WEBSITE
Dean Hotel - boutique hotel w/ 52 guest rooms; king, queen, double, 1 or 2 bunk bed rooms; onsite dining at North, weekend brunch, Bolt coffee cafe, karaoke bar, small dog friendly, free bike rental; 122 Fountain St. 401-455-3326WEBSITE
Edgewood Manor and Charles Newhall House - two historic bnb's next door to each other; 9 and 7 room Victorian and Empire style houses; kings, queens, suites; fireplaces, jacuzzis, full breakfast, discount for multi night stays, antique furnishings, weddings; 232 Norwood Ave. 401-781-0099WEBSITE
Graduate Providence - historic downtown hotel, formerly The Biltmore; King bed rooms, junior suites, and large suites; also, 2 King bed junior suite; cafe, restaurant, spa onsite; wedding and events venue; next door parking garage package; 11 Dorrance St. 401-421-0700WEBSITE
Hampton Inn and Suites Providence Downtown - downtown inn across from the Arcade Providence; king, 2 queen rooms, suites; buffet breakfast; 58 Weybosset St. 401-608-3500WEBSITE
Hilton Garden Inn Providence - king and 2 queen rooms, some w/ sofa beds; restaurant on site; located near India Point Park; 1/3 mile to Wickenden St.; 220 India St. 401-272-5577WEBSITE
Hilton Providence - downtown hotel w/king, queen and 2 double bed rooms, on site restaurant, packages, adjacent to civic center and convention center; 21 Atwells Ave. 401-831-3900WEBSITE
Homewood Suites by Hilton Providence Downtown - downtown hotel w/studios and suites with king or 2 queen beds; breakfast buffet, packages; 5 Exchange St. 401-942-2001WEBSITE
Hotel Providence - historic boutique hotel located downtown close to Downcity shops, dining, theater and universities; rooms with king, queen, 2 queen or 2 full beds; on site eatery w/seasonal outdoor patio, pet friendly; 139 Mathewson St. 401-861-8000WEBSITE
Omni Providence Hotel - deluxe hotel connected to convention center, civic center and indoor shopping mall; king, 2 double bed rooms and suites; packages, onsite steakhouse; also, meals to go ; 1 West Exchange St. 401-598-8000WEBSITE
Providence Marriott Downtown - downtown hotel w/king, queen and double bed rooms; on site restaurants, spa; pet friendly, complimentary on site parking; indoor and seasonal outdoor pools; 1 Orms St. 401-272-2400WEBSITE
Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel - king and 2 queen guest rooms plus suites; on site restaurant, event venue; 5 Avenue of the Arts 401-919-5000WEBSITE
The Beatrice - luxury hotel in renovated historic downtown building; king and 2 queen rooms; on site dining, packages, pet friendly; 90 Westminster St. 401-443-2960WEBSITE

Events, Activities, Attractions
AS220 - art space including stage, gallery and eatery w/dinner and brunch menus; other buildings housing studios and more galleries; 115 Empire St. 401-831-9327WEBSITE
BankNewport City Center - outdoor venue in downtown Providence; ice skating and ice bumper cars in winter; movies and events in summer; 2 Kennedy Plaza 401-680-7390WEBSITE
Cable Car Cinema & Cafe - unique films on South Main Street; 204 South Main St. 401-272-3970WEBSITE
Dunkin' Donuts Center - arena showcasing sporting events, trade shows, concerts and entertainment; 1 La Salle Sq. 401-331-6700WEBSITE
Farm Fresh RI - year round farmer's market, plus educational programs and space for food and farm related small businesses; 10 Sims Ave. 401-312-4250WEBSITE
Johnson and Wales University - university located in multiple buildings in downtown Providence; programs include culinary school, nutrition, business, arts and sciences, hospitality; 8 Abbott Park Pl. 401-598-1000WEBSITE
Providence Art Club - art organization started in 1880 showcasing artwork in 4 historic buildings; galleries, exhibitions, events; check website for hours; membership required for select classes, dining and some events; 11 Thomas St. 401-331-1114WEBSITE
Providence Performing Arts Center - historic theater venue showcasing Broadway shows and more; 220 Weybosset St. 401-421-2997WEBSITE
Rhode Island Convention Center - event venue in downtown Providence hosting trade shows, conventions, receptions, meetings; sky-bridge to the Omni Hotel, mall and arena; 1 Sabin St. 401-458-6000WEBSITE
RISD Museum - art museum showcasing paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, costumes, furniture and more from antiquity to present day; online viewing of collection available; located 1/2 mi. from downtown; 20 North Main St. 401-454-6500WEBSITE
Riverwalk and Waterplace Park - outdoor park in downtown Providence; 10 Memorial Blvd. 401-785-9450WEBSITE
The Vets - historic theater; 220 Weybosset St. 401-421-2787WEBSITE
Trinity Rep - professional theater in downtown Providence; also, educational programs for kids; MFA program for Brown University students; 201 Washington St. 401-351-4242WEBSITE

Kids
AS220 - art space including stage, gallery and eatery w/dinner and brunch menus; other buildings housing studios and more galleries; 115 Empire St. 401-831-9327WEBSITE
BankNewport City Center - outdoor venue in downtown Providence; ice skating and ice bumper cars in winter; movies and events in summer; 2 Kennedy Plaza 401-680-7390WEBSITE
Dunkin' Donuts Center - arena showcasing sporting events, trade shows, concerts and entertainment; 1 La Salle Sq. 401-331-6700WEBSITE
Farm Fresh RI - year round farmer's market, plus educational programs and space for food and farm related small businesses; 10 Sims Ave. 401-312-4250WEBSITE
Johnson and Wales University - university located in multiple buildings in downtown Providence; programs include culinary school, nutrition, business, arts and sciences, hospitality; 8 Abbott Park Pl. 401-598-1000WEBSITE
Providence Children's Museum - museum for kids with lots of hands on activities designed for learning and play; 100 South St. 401-273-5437WEBSITE
Providence Performing Arts Center - historic theater venue showcasing Broadway shows and more; 220 Weybosset St. 401-421-2997WEBSITE
Rhode Island Convention Center - event venue in downtown Providence hosting trade shows, conventions, receptions, meetings; sky-bridge to the Omni Hotel, mall and arena; 1 Sabin St. 401-458-6000WEBSITE
RISD Museum - art museum showcasing paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, costumes, furniture and more from antiquity to present day; online viewing of collection available; located 1/2 mi. from downtown; 20 North Main St. 401-454-6500WEBSITE
Riverwalk and Waterplace Park - outdoor park in downtown Providence; 10 Memorial Blvd. 401-785-9450WEBSITE
The Vets - historic theater; 220 Weybosset St. 401-421-2787WEBSITE
Trinity Rep - professional theater in downtown Providence; also, educational programs for kids; MFA program for Brown University students; 201 Washington St. 401-351-4242WEBSITE

Providence: East Side Shops and Historic Sites, May 2010

Learn about shops, restaurants, inns and activities on Providence's East Side

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Symposium Books, Westminster St., Providence, R.I.
Symposium Books, Westminster St., Providence, R.I.

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Pot Au Feu, restaurant on Custom House St., Providence
Pot Au Feu, restaurant on Custom House St., Providence

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Homestyle, Westminister St., Providence
Homestyle, Westminister St., Providence

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Craftland, Westminister St., Providence
Craftland, Westminister St., Providence

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Modern Love, Westminister St., Providence
Modern Love, Westminister St., Providence

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Queen of Hearts, Westminister St., Providence
Queen of Hearts, Westminister St., Providence

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The Vault Collective, Westminister St., Providence
The Vault Collective, Westminister St., Providence

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Civil, Westminister St., Providence
Civil, Westminister St., Providence

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Small Point Cafe, Westminister St., Providence
Small Point Cafe, Westminister St., Providence

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Sura Korean Japanese Cuisine, Westminister St., Providence
Sura Korean Japanese Cuisine, Westminister St., Providence

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Mokban Korean Bistro, Westminister St., Providence
Mokban Korean Bistro, Westminister St., Providence

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Yoleni's, Westminister St., Providence
Yoleni's, Westminister St., Providence

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Westminster and Union Streets, Downcity, Providence, R.I.
Westminster and Union Streets, Downcity, Providence, R.I.

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Lovecraft Arts and Sciences in The Arcade, Weybosset St., Providence
Lovecraft Arts and Sciences in The Arcade, Weybosset St., Providence

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Providence Coal Fired Pizza, Westminister St., Providence
Providence Coal Fired Pizza, Westminister St., Providence

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Malted Barley, Westminister St., Providence, R.I.
Malted Barley, Westminister St., Providence, R.I.

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Barnaby's Public House, Westminister St., Providence
Barnaby's Public House, Westminister St., Providence

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Hotel Providence, Westminister St., Providence
Hotel Providence, Westminister St., Providence

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