Chet Smolski


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Rhode Island Mall (Midland Mall, 1967) was a once popular shopping center that now contains only a half-dozen open businesses. Warwick Mall opened five years after Midland Mall and a mile to its north. Composed of more than 1,000,000-square-foot (100,000 m2) of retail space, it features more than 70 stores and a food court. The mall opened for business in 1972.

Notes *Flooded in storm of 3/29-3/31/2010 when the President declared a State of Emergency for Rhode Island. There are plans for its reconstruction.


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Chester E. Smolski photographic slides and publications, MSS-0041, Special Collections, James P. Adams Library, Rhode Island College.


Warwick Mall, Rhode Island Mall, shopping malls, aerials