Downtown’s Still on Main opens to the public

Downtown’s Still on Main opens to the public

Leslie Moore, owner of Still on Main on Main Street in Pawtucket, center, cuts the ribbon as the mall officially opens Monday morning. (Breeze photo by Ethan Shorey)

PAWTUCKET – The foundation for a successful downtown mall is now here, with a great location, staff and entrepreneurs in place, said owner Leslie Moore at Monday’s ribbon-cutting ceremony at Still on Main, 250 Main St.

Now, said Moore, the work of getting foot traffic to this energized collection of businesses begins.

“We’re moving,” she said of the official start.

Moore, who bought The Grant building last year, said it was an exciting moment to officially open after many months of planning and development work. Here patrons will have a number of places to “eat, shop and vibe” at, as the mall’s slogan goes. Here customers will find “something to buy, something to do, and something to eat,” Moore promises.

Places to buy include consignment and art shops and boutiques, clothing stores, and services such as tattoos, consulting, salon services, and handyman services.

Places to eat include a Brooklyn-style deli (opening soon), a shared kitchen, and a concession stand.

Things to do include a gaming room, arcade room, lounge and children’s playroom.

There is a good team of people here, said Moore, and now the goal is to get the word out. In addition to the deli, new tenants either in the process of opening or soon to open include an esthetician and a dance studio.

This group of entrepreneurs is already building community within the community, said those involved in Still on Main, which is located next to the city parking garage on Main Street. The journey can often be lonely for someone in business on their own, but it’s easier together.

“There’s so much potential here,” said Moore, speaking in the Still on Main Courtyard, or the central space for gathering, browsing, and taking part in events. This is a small enough building, she said, that it shouldn’t be difficult to keep it filled with great tenants.

Still on Main is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day.