Rhode Island’s Top Outdoor Shopping Center Was Once A Coal Mining Site

If you’ve called Rhode Island home for a while, you’ve probably heard of the Garden City Center in Cranston. Now home to over 60 shops, services, and eateries, it’s known as Rhode Island’s top outdoor shopping spot. But this sleek, modern space actually has some pretty fascinating roots — in fact, long ago, it was a coal mining site.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

Have you been to Garden City lately?

Address: 100 Midway Rd, Cranston, RI 02920, USA