NORTH KINGSTOWNâ€”With the threat of closure hanging close, Wilsonâ€™s of Wickford was able to scrape together the $148,000 needed to pay for its fall inventory, among other necessities. Operator James Wilson was pleasantly taken aback by the communityâ€™s response in helping support the 70 year-old clothier.
â€śIt is awesome and humbling, and we are very grateful,â€ť said Wilson on Tuesday. â€śThe community and the support was so strong and so inspiring. We probably had somewhere between 900 to 1000 people make contributions online and here in the store.â€ť
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