Talk:Providence Place

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History of article[edit]

You're probably right. It doesn't look bad at all. But yeah it is an encyclopedia, so perhaps a section about the history of the mall to include the incidents would flow better? Also note that in the history of the article, it appears at one point the article dwelled heavily on gang and drug violence and didn't say much about the mall itself. I'm guessing the article as is has already been updated?


Removed information[edit]

Despite the neutrality dispute above concluding that, if there was in fact a former crime and accidental death situation in the Mall, it could remain in the article, the entire statement in question was removed without any additional note here. I should note this is probably in violation of WP policy. I'm strongly rolling my eyes here at the goofs who keep doing this...

So here's a list of links relating to violence and death at the mall:

Anyone familiar with google could do further research.

Small Stuff[edit]

Added Cheesecake Factory to the list of streetside shops (it's right next to Borders), and changed "The mall is located across the street from the Mason Building which has stood abandoned for almost a century but is now developed as a hotel." to "The... Mason Building which... but is now being developed as a hotel." to reflect to the current situation. Trust me, having that road closed is a PITA. Counterfit

Movie Theater[edit]

Hoyt's went bankrupt in 2001 or so, and no longer operates in the US. The movie theater at this mall is run by National Amusements. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:53, 1 October 2007 (UTC)

Providence/Union Station[edit]

I suppose it was the current Amtrak station that was meant, but it would be equally valid to point the link at Union Station (Providence)...--SarekOfVulcan (talk) 19:55, 2 July 2008 (UTC)

It's closer to Providence Station than Union Station.--Loodog (talk) 20:32, 2 July 2008 (UTC)

Gold-plated Toilet Seats[edit]

There was a local myth surrounding the existence of gold-plated toilet seats at one of the anchor stores at Providence Place. Back when Filene's used to grace the mall with its presence from 1999 until 2005 or so, its toilets were rumored to contain gold-plated seats. Unfortunately, I have been unsuccessful in my attempts to verify this claim, even though I have sought the services of these restrooms on various occasions. FitzColinGerald (talk) 13:21, 14 July 2008 (UTC)

Mall deaths[edit]

  • Since information about crime murders and accidental deaths has been included, perhaps we should include the incident of the elderly fellow who committed suicide by jumping to the first floor from, I believe, the 3rd or fourth level? It certainly isn't a happy tale, but it would make that particular (rather morbid) area of the article more complete.
  • Providence Place Mall is a suicide magnet, 3 in the last 6 weeks. The last 2 were Creuz Elen Dehoyos age 79, who jumped to her death on 11/24/09 and William Garey age 41, who jumped to his death on 11/28/09. I think there are over 20 deaths from suicide since the Mall opened.
  • I don't see any problem with neutrality -- the article says the security situation has improved at the mall, and it has. it says that people have gotten killed by gang violence in or near the mall, and they have.
    • its a reality of life in providence, or does "neutrality" really imply that we should omit any "negative" submissions that embarass major corporations and their businesses -- last time i checked they didn't own wikipedia. -- 18:19, 26 November 2005 (UTC)
      • While not NPOV, persay, it might be helpful to link to some news articles from the time period in question as a source. I'll try and see what I can find. --Toddbloom7 21:47, 6 December 2005 (UTC)

Argeed. Doesn't the 1st Amendment to the Constitution of the United States cover online media like this?

New posts to the bottom, please. And a reading suggestion: [1]--Louiedog (talk) 22:30, 30 November 2009 (UTC)

Dead links[edit]

Just to note, I found at least three dead links, all dealing with the people who illegally lived in the parking garage. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:25, 15 August 2014 (UTC)

One was already marked "[dead link]"; I added that template to the other two also:( DMacks (talk) 19:48, 15 August 2014 (UTC)

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