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For people who like to give their homes an artistic touch, Homestyle is the place to shop. Choose from a variety of furniture, gifts and fine art. Most of the items available offer a mix of contemporary and old art. Be it a pen set, a kid's toy or a sofa and table, the designs are simple yet aesthetically appealing. If you are confused with all the stuff available and can't decide what to place where in your house, don't worry...you can avail of owner Lisa Newman Paratore's interior decorating services too!
New England Culinary Institute alumni Casey D'Arconte and his partner Adrienne opened the Edgewood Cheese Shop and Eatery, a cheese shop and restaurant serving locally-sourced produce in a casual setting. The deli and store highlights seasonal specialties and you can purchase cheese platters, jams, mustard, charcuterie, and other gourmet specialties here. Want to learn more about cheese? The shop also regularly hosts classes where you can meet fellow foodies and enjoy savoring (and learning about) different types of cheeses in a fun atmosphere. Details are available on the website.
Farmer’s Market is an open street market where a number of vendors sell fresh fruits and vegetables along with other grocery items such as cheese, bread, coffee, meat and seafood. On some weekends, shoppers can also get a chance to see an outdoor art show called the Providence Artisans Market.
This place touts itself as the biggest bookstore in the smallest state in America, and by the looks of the massive amount of tomes on its shelves, the claim may be true. The Cellar has more than 70,000 titles in all types of different subjects, from art and architecture to New England history and local lore. The shelves also have many first editions, plenty of books for kids, comics, foreign-language material and almost any other subject you can imagine.
This store caters to all of your Mac and iPod needs. Stop in to check out the latest games, software, and accessories. If you're traveling, the staff can direct you towards all the adapters you need for your electronics. Many locations also offer workshops on how to use their various products. See their website for more information and a calendar of events.
Nikki's Liquors is a specialty liquor shop located on Branch Avenue. This sprawling store is a beer connoisseur's haven, offering over numerous kinds of craft brews. Sourcing their collection from local as well as international brewers, Nikki's has one of the most comprehensive collections in town. For those who can't pick, the store offers a mix-a-six scheme that allows you to choose any six craft beers to carry home. With regular beer tastings and special events, this is a great place to expand your craft beer knowledge and mingle with fellow enthusiasts.