"What Cheer, netop!" is the greeting the Narragansett Indians gave Roger Williams (founder of Rhode Island) at a cove not far from Wayland Square, where What Cheer Antiques and Vintage makes its stand. Mr. Williams could have found a tuxedo here for $30, as did I.
Above What Cheer is a fine used bookstore, Myopic Books. Next door is the UPS store, so the big brown van is often momentarily in view. This section of Providence's Wayland square is chockablock with boutiquey furniture stores, salons, baby cloths and Minerva's Pizza.