It was once a department store called Newbury’s on the corner of Eddy Street and the Westminster Mall in downtown Providence.
The street turned mall was very popular with teens after school and on weekends as a place to meet, hangout, and be seen in the days before internet and after the Beatles had changed our generation.
The mall is history. The street was restored. The storefronts are different. Many shops are vacant. Citizens have moved on or just out and away completely.