Location is everything, especially when it comes to shopping. At Wheaton, shopping opportunities at various grocery stores, pharmacies, clothing stores and malls are a few steps off of campus or a short bus ride away.

Walk to: CVS pharmacy, Walgreens, several banks

Take the bus to: Emerald Square Mall, in North Attleboro, Mass., Providence Place mall in Providence, R.I., Roche Bros., Stop ‘n’ Shop. In collaboration with the Greater Attleboro Taunton Regional Transit Authority (GATRA), Wheaton provides free public transportation to all students, staff, and faculty with a Wheaton ID. Board onto this campus favorite route at Wheaton’s Slype.

Take the train to: Boston or Providence. Wheaton is conveniently located between Boston and Providence, providing a myriad opportunities and experiences. The quickest way to travel is by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) train from the Mansfield station, which is easily accessible through the GATRA Route 140 bus route.

Area shops

Emerald Square Mall
Route 1 South (999 South Washington St)
North Attleboro, MA 02760
(508) 699-7979
(508) 699-4100

Hours: Monday—Saturday 10 a.m.—9:30 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.—6 p.m.

Description: A three-floor shopping mall featuring Filene’s, J.C. Penny’s, Sears, The Disney Store, a food court, restaurants and many other shops.

Directions: 25 minutes from campus.
Take 495N to 95S. Take 95S to 295S (Massachusetts exit 4). Take 295S to Route 1S (exit 1A, which is the second exit after you get on 295S). The mall is just ahead on the right.

Mansfield Crossing

280 School Street, Mansfield, MA 02048

Located less than five miles from campus, this shopping center features a variety of national retailers, including L.L. Bean and Borders books, as well as several restaurants.

Patriot Place
Two Patriot Place
Foxboro, MA., 02035
(508) 203-2100

Hours: 10:00 a.m.–9 p.m. Monday–Saturday, 10 a.m–7 p.m. Sunday.

Description:  Adjacent to Gillette Stadium, Patriot Place features more than 1.3 million square feet of shopping, entertainment and businesses. You will find major fashion retailers, live and interactive entertainment, eateries, a four-star hotel, state of the art theatre and much, much more.

Directions: 20 minutes from campus.
Interstate 495 North to Exit 14A onto Route 1 North. Follow Route 1 North approximately 4 miles to Patriot Place (on the right).

Providence Place mall
One Providence Place
Providence, R.I. 02903
(401) 270-1000

Hours: Monday–Saturday 10 a.m.– 9 p.m.; Sunday noon–6 p.m.

Description:  Shopping, dining and entertainment destination in downtown Providence. 170 stores, including Nordstrom, Tiffany & Co., Coach, The Apple Store, The Cheesecake Factory, Sephora, J. Jill, Sony Style, Ross-Simons, Build-A-Bear Workshop, Dave & Buster’s and National Amusements IMAX Theatre.

Directions: 30 minutes from campus.
From Route 495 South take Route I-95 South to exit 22C—Providence Place, follow signs to the mall.

Silver City Galleria
2 Galleria Mall Drive
Taunton, MA 02780
(508) 823-3333

Hours: Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sears opens Saturday at 8 a.m.

Description: 2-floor shopping mall featuring Hoyt’s Cinemas, an indoor mini-golf course, Filene’s, J.C. Penny’s, Sears, a food court, restaurants and many other stores.

Directions: 25 minutes from campus.
From Route 495S take exit 7B for Route 24S. Take exit 12 to Route 140S, and then take exit 11B for Galleria Mall Drive. When leaving the mall, make sure to follow signs for 140N.

Area ethnic grocery stores

Grocery stores with a great selection of ethnic foods
Ethnic grocery stores within driving distance

Mi Antojo Mexican Market (best bet)
1436 Acushnet Ave
New Bedford, MA 02746
(508) 994-9499

Crespo Grocery
1115 Broad St
Providence, RI 02905
(401) 461-5650

Feta’s Grocery
1234 Broad St
Providence, RI 02905
401) 941-9830


Feta’s Grocery
1234 Broad St
Providence, RI 02905
(401) 941-9830

RR Foods Market
121 Hampshire Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 864-2450

Community Latin Grocery
136 Highland St. #A
Chelsea, MA 02150
(617) 884-2776

El Coloso Market
102 Columbia St.
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 491-1361


India Food and Spices
80 River St.
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 497-6144

Shalimar India Food and Spices
571 Mass Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 868-8311

2234 Mass Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 349-0009


Lotte Market
297 Mass Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 661-1994

36 Prospect St.
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 491-8221

J & K Han A Rum Oriental Market
2376 Mass Ave
Cambridge, MA 02140
(617) 547-8723

Kotobukiya, Inc.
1815 Mass Ave #1
Cambridge, MA 02140
(617) 354-6914

Kam Man Market
219 Quincy Ave.
Quincy, MA 02169
(617) 328-1533

Area restaurants

Check out our list of restaurants in the immediate area.