We recently moved to Rhode Island and this was our first trip to the mall. We were looking for a nice evening out and decided to head to Providence due to the water fire presentation and we were on the hunt for Halloween costumes. Parking was a fiasco due to its location in downtown Providence. We were unable to find the entrance to the mall's parking lot so we parked at the convention centers parking. HOLY COW parking cost us $15.00 for the evening (approximately 3.5 hours). From my understanding the mall parking costs was a little better but who makes you pay to park at a mall?! There were HUGE droves of people walking throughout the mall and there were a number of teenage kids roaming the mall. We were not impressed by the stores of the atmosphere in the mall. We walked into a few stores and we were flabbergasted at the snotty attitudes of the store workers. We do not recommend the mall if you are looking for a relaxed or upscale shopping environment. There are definitely other and much better places to shop.