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Address: Thayer Street, Providence, RI 02903
Phone Number: 401-555-1212
Activities: Dining, Shopping
Description: Students from Brown University, and other schools in the area, congregate...
Students from Brown University, and other schools in the area, congregate on this funky street that boasts vintage clothing shops, bookstores, music shops and cafes.
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Commercial street for students

There are lots of shops and eateries catering to students in this commercial street right next to Brown. A nice stretch to visit when you are here at Brown.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

There are lots of shops and eateries catering to students in this commercial street right next to Brown. A nice stretch to visit when you are here at Brown.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 526 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

If you like the atmosphere of being in a college city, you will like this street, as it is smack dab in the middle of Brown University. About 4-5 blocks long, it is loaded with shops, bars, restaurants, book stores and any shop that would cater to a college crowd. It is a great walking street even if you are... More 

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Wichita, KS
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We were directed here for our wives to shop. Not many shops, few restaurants. Big waste of time. Brown U. Students hang out here a lot.

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Shelton CT
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Fun place to hang out and eat. Busy but not to the point of to busy. Prices are a little high but its what you pay for the area your in

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

It's a favorite of Brown's current students, and a good place for those who've been gone for years to find out what students do when they aren't studying. The restaurants run the gamut from quick food to good dining, and the coffee shops abound.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This place has anything and everything you'd ever want in one place! In the heart of downtown providence. This has many of my favorite spots and had wonderful memories for each time I go! I've been there so many times and I'm still did indeed new amazing spots to create new memories! Great for locals and tourist to enjoy!

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Cranston, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Thayer street is where the college kids from Brown go. There are lots of shops and lots of little restaurants. The restaurants offer a variety of food options - Greek, Italian, Indian, and others.

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Miami
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Fun college street with plenty of affordable fast or no rush food places. Also has local drug stores to pick up last minute dorm items. Parking is a bit tricky. if you don't want to pay by phone keep small bills around so you can feed the parking machine and get your window parking ticket.

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RHODE ISLAND
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

what do you want? you can find it here.from clothes to food to a good movie. This is Brown U. main street for students and tourists,etc.. you will like this area as it is friendly,easy to walk. parking can become a problem so you may have to go to side streets. look for hidden gems of locations such as the... More 

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Ligonier PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Walk the strip to feel young again. Bars, bistros, fast food, vintage shopping and hopping street life; the heartbeat of the university culture.

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Address: Thayer Street, Providence, RI 02903
Phone Number: 401-555-1212
Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Providence>  > College Hill

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