A strip mall (also called a shopping plaza, shopping center, or mini-mall) is an open-air shopping mall where the stores are arranged in a row, with a sidewalk in front. Strip malls are typically developed as a unit and have large parking lots in front. They face major traffic arterials and tend to be self-contained with few pedestrian connections to surrounding neighborhoods.
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... Strip malls vary widely in architecture ... Older strip malls tend to have plain architecture with the stores arranged in a straight row, though L-shaped configurations are not uncommon ... Newer strip malls are often built with elaborate architecture to blend in with the neighborhood and to attract the upscale consumer ...
... It was opened as a strip mall in 1957, with Gimbels as its center piece anchor tenant ... It was enclosed in 1976 before reverting to a strip mall in 1996 ... was the largest store there, announced it would move into Ross Park Mall, then under construction, when its lease expired in 1986 ...
... Camillus Plaza opened in 1964 as a strip mall on the site of a former Kallet drive-in theater ... In 1981 an enclosed "mall" section was opened, with a two-screen movie theatre (originally CinemaNational, then USA Cinemas, Loews, and finally Hoyts ... However, much of the original plaza retained its strip mall format ...
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“A father ... knows exactly what those boys at the mall have in their depraved little minds because he once owned such a depraved little mind himself. In fact, if he thinks enough about the plans that he used to have for young girls, the father not only will support his wife in keeping their daughter home but he might even run over to the mall and have a few of those boys arrested.”
—Bill Cosby (20th century)
“Here well strip and cool our fire
In cream below, in milk-baths higher;
And when all wells are drawn dry,
Ill drink a tear out of thine eye.”
—Richard Lovelace (16181658)