They’re not saying that Providence is a haven for drunk folks. But they do appear to be writing it.
Providence Place Mall Inconveniences Me
Some of you may know that Maggie and I make a yearly pilgrimage to Natick, the purpose of which is to buy chocolates for my officemates. I have to take the day off and it’s a pain in the bottom to drive out there. But it gives me a chance to spend some time with Maggie, even though that time is nearly all spent in the car.
Why Natick? Because the candies I want to give my co-workers can only be bought at the Natick Mall and only during November and December. They’re See’s Chocolates. And they blow fru-fru Godiva out of the freaking water. My humble opinion.
One year, we found out that we could get them at the Providence Place Mall. This was an extremely happy discovery, because it meant we could get the chocolates and then actually relax a bit before having to get the girls off the school bus. We could do some shopping, have a decent lunch, etc.
That only lasted a year. The folks who sell the chocolates decided not to sell out of a kiosk in Providence ever again. Yesterday we found out the reason.
A little bird told us that their candy kiosk was broken into three times in one season (2 months). What’s worse, they claim that one of those times the break in was perpetrated by mall security. Not much you can do at that point, is there? Now they’ll never come back to Providence, and I can’t blame them.
Good job, Providence Place Mall security. You get an official “Bah, Humbug Asshat of the Week” for not only not properly protecting a business in one of your kiosks, but for corruption that has permanently driven away some of the best chocolate in the country.