Wickenden Street has blossomed into a busy and colorful shopping area. Not only are there more than eight major restaurants ... More
Wickenden Street has blossomed into a busy and colorful shopping area. Not only are there more than eight major restaurants and cafes here, as well as a few bars, but there are unique stores too. Wickenden Street has a number of antique shops offering a wide range of items. Visit City Gardens florists and the ever-popular Adler's Hardware store, as well as other small specialty, clothes and gift shops. Wickenden Street is right off Route 195, leading you into Providence's East Side.
I'm a lifelong resident of Providence, and just absolutely love the small, charming strip of shops, cafes, and delis along Wickenden Street. The wonderful array of shops makes for delightful stroll through one of Providence's most eclectic little neighborhoods. If you happen to be in the area, I highly recommend stops at Pizza Pie-er, Fellini's Pizza, and Coffee Exchange, although there are many more that I have yet to try that I have heard great things about (like Amy's). Definitely worth a little afternoon or evening excursion.
Lousy customer service, rude and dismissive shop owner who only wants to make a buck. We purchased an item and less than 24 hours later tried to return it and have the charge on our credit card reversed. We were told there is a policy of store credit only which is displayed on a sign some distance from the cash register in very small type and it is ambiguously worded on the receipt but that is comes after the purchase anyway, too late to change your mind.
When we explained that there was nothing else we wanted and a store credit for out-of-towners is not useful the owner was rude and refused to discuss the policy or offer any compromise.
It looks to me like all he wants is to take your money and it doesn't matter if there is a problem. So much for supporting local merchants. The store cheats by not making the policy clear and then lies about how hard it is to reverse the credit. I've never had that problem with other small shops.
So be sure you really want that little gee-gaw because if it doesn't work for you when you leave the store forget it you're stuck.
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