Garden City Center

Cranston, RI

Client

The Wilder Companies

Program

40,000 SF multi-phased expansion of existing retail center near Providence and Warwick to reconfigure and redevelop Rhode Island’s premier open air mixed use center of shops, eateries, services and offices

Solution

Garden City Center is one of the region’s most venerable lifestyle centers, featuring generous sidewalks, mature landscaping, and a sense of community established over time. The phased update of the center, including a 40,000 SF addition, is attracting increasingly upscale tenants including Crate & Barrel, Anthropologie, Pottery Barn, Lululemon, Ann Taylor, Clark’s, The Container Store, William-Sonoma, Pinkberry, Starbucks, Whole Foods Market and LA Fitness Center.

Former large format retail space is being transformed into medium-sized and small spaces for architecturally unique shops and eateries. Sidewalk café’s and restaurants mix with apparel boutiques, a fitness center, a popular food market, post office, office space and grocery store in a pedestrian-friendly environment.