Interesting article here
1 Room No View
PROVIDENCE — Eight artists snuck into the depths of Providence Place mall and built a secret studio apartment in which they stayed, on and off, for nearly four years until mall security finally caught their leader last week.
The apartment, which was relatively soundproof, contained a sectional sofa, a love seat, a coffee table, a breakfast table with four chairs, lamps, a throw rug, a hutch and paintings on the walls. Although the group had bold improvement plans, the apartment lacked running water, a refrigerator and a toilet.
Mall spokesman Dante Bellini Jr. yesterday pooh-poohed police detectives' and the artists' portrayal of the space as an apartment.
"It was an area with stuff in it," he said. Mall employees were seen removing some of the contents yesterday.
The collective's ambition to, as Townsend put it, make the apartment "super-sweet"