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Thayer Street

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Neighbourhood: College Hill
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Address: Thayer Street, Providence, RI 02903
Phone Number: +1 401-555-1212
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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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Lots of fun

Thayer Street is a really cool street to walk along, mostly, I think, at night. There are tons of cool shops to go in and browse, lots of eateries and just lots of people having... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 weeks ago
AbrahamLincolnCPA
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Sharon, Massachusetts
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Sharon, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Thayer Street is a really cool street to walk along, mostly, I think, at night. There are tons of cool shops to go in and browse, lots of eateries and just lots of people having good fun. Probably good all year round.

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Dover, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

This is by far one of the best places in Providence to find cute little food stores among other things. It's in a very safe and pretty location so you don't have to be afraid to be walking out here. It's really close to Brown's campus so there are a lot of college kids, but it's worth it for all... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Lots of shops and eating places. Variety of shopping from Army Surplus to upscale. Great places for souvenir shopping. We were here during the day and I was with my husband and felt very safe.College area vibe.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Thayer is the main commercial street running alongside Brown University. It used to be (in the 1970s) much more interesting, but now it's just a bunch of cheap restaurants and a few uninteresting shops.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

All the food and basic shopping a Brown student could ever need. There are about twenty restaurants packed into four blocks along with the Brown bookstore.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Thayer Street offers a number of restaurants and stores and is convenient walking distance to Brown University. There are a few unique shops as well as the Brown University Book Store and the Avon Theater. There are also a number of restaurants and a small CVS (no pharmacy). Expect to pay for parking as the City of Providence recently installed... More 

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Bucks County, PA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Thayer is a small shopping and dining location near the Brown University campus. It has a number of casual dining spots (Greek, Curry, Kebab, Ben & Jerry's and American, with an excellent diner style spot near by). There is a few small shops with more student geared offerings and the Brown U. bookstore which sells books and Brown branded gear.

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

We thought this would be lively, diverse and interesting. It disappointed, with an abundance of fast food places and little atmosphere. To be fair, it's the summer break and college isn't in session, and it was a Sunday night, however, Thayer Street could certainly be doing better. The "musicians" playing guitar in the doorway of a closed shop looked like... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

I assume we are talking about the area with the cafes, shops and restaurants and not other ends of the street where there are University Dorms and houses. Awful place. Student Pit.

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The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

Thayer street is the business district associated with Brown and RISD. It has some cute shops and the Brown bookstore is phenomenal.

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