- Associated Press - Friday, August 5, 2016

CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) - Maine-based retailer L.L. Bean is set to open the doors of its first Rhode Island location at the Garden City Center in Cranston.

The company says the new L.L. Bean store debuts Aug. 12 at the massive shopping center, which opened seven years ago and boasts 500,000 square feet of retail, dining options and office space.

The Providence Journal reported L.L. Bean is taking over a 17,000-square-foot space that was previously occupied by OfficeMax.

A company spokesman Mac says L.L. Bean was attracted to Garden City for its open-air plan, proximity to an urban area and “good brand alignment” with fellow tenants.

The Cranston store is the company’s 28th location outside of Maine. It will offer apparel, footwear and outdoor recreational gear for a variety of hobbies and sports.

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This story has been corrected to show store will be opening Aug. 12, not Friday.

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Information from: The Providence Journal, http://www.providencejournal.com

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