shopping center


Definition of shopping center

: a group of retail stores and service establishments usually with ample parking facilities and usually designed to serve a community or neighborhood

called also shopping plaza

Examples of shopping center in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In recent years, the sprawling shopping center has been largely empty. Steve Brown, Dallas News, "Vacant Plano shopping mall will be rebuilt into mixed-use project," 16 Nov. 2020 The location was selected because of the volume of people who pass through the shopping center, the number of nearby homes without internet and the area’s historically high unemployment rate, said Meghan McCorkell, Pratt’s spokeswoman. Yvonne Wenger,, "Pratt mobile job center adapts to coronavirus pandemic in attempt to combat joblessness in Baltimore," 16 Nov. 2020 The shopping center was once anchored by a Mervyn’s, the defunct Bay Area department store chain. Shwanika Narayan,, "Union to challenge San Francisco Whole Foods plan," 16 Nov. 2020 The shopping center sits on 58 acres off Interstate 271 at Harvard Road. Eric Heisig, cleveland, "Facing foreclosure, Pinecrest shopping center relinquished to New York lending company following coronavirus-related financial woes," 23 Oct. 2020 No other stores were boarded up in the Gateway Marketplace shopping center. Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press, "Presidential election uncertainty puts investors, 401(k) savers on edge," 4 Nov. 2020 Supplife Vitamins and Nutrition has leased 1,200 square feet of space in Schillinger Place shopping center at 2502 S. Schillinger Road in Mobile, and plans to open early next year, according to Angie McArthur of Stirling Properties. Kathy Jumper, al, "It’s all happening at The Wharf," 25 Oct. 2020 Sherwin-Williams recently lost its Ohio City location in the Market Square shopping center across the street from the West Side Market on Lorain Avenue and West 25th Street. Eric Heisig, cleveland, "Sherwin-Williams paint store to anchor new building in Cleveland’s Ohio City neighborhood," 20 Oct. 2020 South, in the Westwood Village shopping center, serves chicken, beef and pork kebabs, meat platters with lemon rice, salads, hummus and falafel. Alixel Cabrera, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Go Greek at new Taylorsville eatery or one-day pastry festival," 15 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of shopping center

1898, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of shopping center was in 1898

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20 Nov 2020

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“Shopping center.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of shopping center

: a group of shops or stores in one area

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