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    Garden City Center

    Intersection of Sockanossett Crossroads and New London Avenue
    Cranston, RI 02920

    Phone: (401) 942-2800   |   Email

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    Garden City Shopping Center has been a shopping destination of choice for five generations of Rhode Island residents. From visits with Santa to wedding photos at the gazebo, everyone has fond memories of their trips to the shopping center.

    It started in 1948 when Italian immigrant Nazarene Melocarro recognized the emerging trends of the post World War II society: there was an abundance of newly-married couples, a scarcity of new...

    Garden City Shopping Center has been a shopping destination of choice for five generations of Rhode Island residents. From visits with Santa to wedding photos at the gazebo, everyone has fond memories of their trips to the shopping center.

    It started in 1948 when Italian immigrant Nazarene Melocarro recognized the emerging trends of the post World War II society: there was an abundance of newly-married couples, a scarcity of new housing, and a rapidly expanding highway system. Melocarro had the foresight to see in a large tract of undeveloped land the opportunity to create the American Dream, both for him and for hundreds of proud, young homeowners.

    Purchasing 500 acres, including the former Cranston Coal mine, Melocarro developed what became one of the first planned communities in the country. Garden City, as it was named, was made up of single family homes on winding streets, apartment buildings, a school (whose site Melocarro donated to the City) and the Garden City Shopping Center, the state's first suburban shopping center.

    By luring prestigious stores to the growing suburb, such as the Outlet Company and Almacs, the shopping center revolutionized shopping habits in and around Cranston, making it the premier shopping destination it remains today.



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    Hours:

    Monday-Saturday 10:00-8:00pm
    Sundays 12:00-6:00pm


    There is no accessibility service information available at this time.


    Upcoming Events

    Garden City Center Summer Concert Series: Red Hot Horns

    July 26, 2017

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    Garden City Center Summer Concert Series: URI Jazz Band

    August 2, 2017

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    Garden City Center Summer Concert Series: Superchief Trio

    August 9, 2017

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    Garden City Center Summer Concert Series: Nicolas King with Special Guest Angela Bacari

    August 16, 2017

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