Study Prescribes Ways To Revitalize Retail District

A new report urges leaders to devise ways to make the city's once-thriving retail hub more appealing to tourists, university students, club-goers and people who work downtown.
February 15, 2004, 7am PST | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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Find the urban-oriented people in and around Rhode Island who see themselves as liberal thinkers with contemporary tastes and values. And get a Downcity brochure into their hands.A report on Downcity's retail potential, made public by the Providence and Rhode Island Foundations, says these contemporary-minded people are the district's current and future customers.The report urges civic leaders who are brainstorming the future of Downcity to devise specific ways to make the district more appealing to the contemporary-minded. Other target groups would include office and government workers, tourists, university students, club-goers and Providence Place mall shoppers.

Thanks to John Flaherty

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Published on Thursday, February 12, 2004 in The Providence Journal
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