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Old 10-01-2010, 08:39 AM
 
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My sister is here visiting for the weekend and is going to help me shop for a new wardrobe for work. Looking at all the great stores the Providence Place Mall has, I would like to go there, but can't figure out if parking there is paid or free or if it is even going to be easy to find an open spot in the lot. Can anyone give me any advice?

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Old 10-01-2010, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Rhode Island/Mass
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It's either 2 or 3 dollars, you get a ticket, and before you leave get a stamp from the kiosks which are located throughout the mall.
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Old 10-03-2010, 04:33 PM
 
Location: East Boston, MA
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It's $1 for up to 3 hours, $5 for four hours and $7 for 5 hours. Here's the link about parking info. No need to struggle with street parking (during the week it's difficult to find and there are meters all over so you end up paying similar rates) since it's just so easy to use the garage. Oh, and you can use the prepaid ticket machines inside the mall; but if you forget, you can use your credit or debit card right at the little machines at the exit. Just insert the card stripe up and to the right (like the ticket) after you insert the ticket and you can pay that way.

Highway entering and exiting to get to the mall (assuming you use the mall exit) is odd (not really tricky). The mall exit splits into 3 separate ramps (one will clearly say "mall") and if you follow the "mall" signs, it will take you away from the mall before putting you on roads that loop you back toward garage. If you get off the exit and you feel like you're going the wrong way (away from the mall), you're not. The memorial drive ramp (same exit as the mall) will put you right in front of the mall too. Either way, it's well marked (and the mall is in your face).

When you return (if you're heading back towards I-195 and Fall River), make sure you get on 95 South towards New York (that's where the I-195 entrance is) and not 95 north toward Boston. I can't tell you how many friends have gone the wrong way in the past with the mentality of "I live in MA therefore I want to go towards MA."). It's really not tricky, but it's a pain if you mess it up and have to turn around.

Although it's a little farther than Providence, one of the best places to get deals on clothes in the area is Wrentham Outlets in Wrentham. Pretty big collection of places and good prices.
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Old 10-03-2010, 05:13 PM
 
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We ended up at Silver Galleria instead. 5 1/2 hours later we hadn't even been into every store! That mall is huge! I now can not even begin to imagine how long it will take me to make it through Providence Mall- a few days maybe? lol
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Old 10-03-2010, 06:13 PM
 
Location: East Boston, MA
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Hahaha. Prov. Place is big. We don't have the Edmonton Mall or Mall of America here, but you should see South Shore Plaza or the Natick Collection. Both of those have upwards of 2 Million square feet of retail space (Prov. Place has about 1.4 Million and Silver City has 1 Million)!
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Old 10-03-2010, 10:08 PM
 
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Where is SS Plaza and Natick Collection?
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Old 10-04-2010, 08:59 AM
 
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Those malls are both in Mass. Braintree and Natick.
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