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Providence’s South Main Street features slower paced shopping

PROVIDENCE — Shopping in this city could mean retail writ large at the Providence Place Mall or the East Side’s Thayer Street. 

For slower-paced, eclectic shopping, try the stores on South Main Street at the base of College Hill, across the river from the business district. Here are options from high-end men’s clothing and a baby boutique to a cigar shop, where you could catch a seminar on global warming.

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