The Arcade Providence, built in 1828, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971 for its airy, light-filled atrium, tall ionic columns, and stately appearance. When it closed down in 2008, Evan Granoff purchased the mall with plans to renovate and modernize it , while respecting its historic design. He transformed the mall into a mixed-use building, with shops on the ground floor and micro-apartments on the top two floors. The 48 innovative micro-apartments are completely furnished with a bathroom, bedroom, storage, and a kitchen equipped with a fridge, sinks, dishwashers, and microwaves. The majority of the apartments are one-bedroom units . However, there is also a two-bedroom unit and a roomy three-bedroom unit.
The new arcade providence preserves a national historic landmark and enhances it with a modern concept.
The first floor of the nation’s oldest indoor shopping mall features freshly designed retail shops and restaurants, while the second and third floors are home to residents of 48 micro-lofts—small, efficiently designed living spaces.
For residents, all the conveniences of the urban environment are at your doorstep. Restaurants, theaters, shops and public transportation are all within a short walk.
For businesses, you will be located in the center of the city’s financial district in the arcade’s bustling atrium. This atrium serves as the main thoroughfare for foot traffic between Weybosset and Westminster streets, attracting workers, residents, students and visitors through its center hall.
This new blend of retail and residential spaces has created a thriving arcade community in Providence’s downtown. Join the arcade providence community today!