Providence Arcade http://ripr.org en Shops Open As Historic Providence Arcade Gets New Life http://ripr.org/post/shops-open-historic-providence-arcade-gets-new-life <p>After sitting vacant for four years the Providence Arcade, one of the country’s oldest indoor shopping malls, has reopened.</p><p>Now the building, built in 1828, is getting a new life.</p><p></p><p></p><p>A bike shop, a jewelry store, and a café and bar were among the first wave of new stores to open in the newly renovated Arcade.</p><p>In all, eleven of the seventeen shops to be housed in the historic mall were ready for business during the first phase of its re-opening.</p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 12:47:58 +0000 John Bender 23585 at http://ripr.org Shops Open As Historic Providence Arcade Gets New Life Restored Providence Arcade announces new tenants http://ripr.org/post/restored-providence-arcade-announces-new-tenants <p>The Arcade Providence is announcing a new round of retail tenants. The historic Arcade downtown has attracted Adirah, Kingston Crafts, ArchAngels, Luniac Glamour and Ntrendsic.</p><p>Adirah is a Providence gallery concentrating on authentic African art. ArchAngels Threading Studio restores brows that have been damaged by over-tweezing, bad waxing or threading by inexperienced threaders.</p><p>Kingston Crafts specializes in locally made and antique furniture restoration. The Arcade represents the firm’s first retail location.</p> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 16:17:37 +0000 Scott MacKay 18820 at http://ripr.org