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Address: Thayer Street, Providence, RI 02903
Phone Number: 401-555-1212
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Activities: Shopping, Dining
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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Providence, Rhode Island
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43 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I enjoy Thayer street because it has amazing restuarants and bars. It is lively during Sept-May due to college students being in the city. In the summer it is lively as well but not as rough you have time to go and enjoy the boutique stores and have a drink outside in Andreas. Also see a foreign or independent movie... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Great place to people watch - you will be surprised by what you see here! Students from all of the local colleges keep this place new and refreshing.

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Bernardsville, New Jersey
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Cute and easy to manage street of shops and restaurants. Probably more lively during the school year.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

It has cool cheap food places. Specially in summer time. It is a famous street in Providence. Its always full of young college students. But its hard to find a parking on that street.

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Rye, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

A nice stroll but mostly food. School was not in session so it was a little quiet. There is a good athletic store there if you want to pop in....

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

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 505 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

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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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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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 55 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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