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 Saima Bhat, a niece of Mr. Bhat, told The New York Times that her uncle, who was the owner of the shopping center as well as one of those killed there, was an innocent civilian who had been used as a human shield. New York Times, 18 Nov. 2021 Fort lauderdale is, again, basically a shopping center. Rod Stafford Hagwood,, 12 May 2021 The area surrounding the Mandalay canal became a lively shopping center by 1985, with numerous shops and restaurants, according to the Las Colinas Association. Mariana Rivas, Dallas News, 28 Apr. 2021 For example, there was the shopping center that wrote all its leases to leave the cost of HVAC maintenance on the landlord rather than the tenant benefiting from the system. Katherine Jackson, Forbes, 19 Apr. 2021 Dating back to the 1930s, this is one of the oldest shopping centers in the U.S. River Oaks is an open-air shopping center known for its art deco buildings. Meena Thiruvengadam, Travel + Leisure, 2 Mar. 2021 Debuting in 1947 as an open-air shopping center, the mall originally catered to the surrounding area’s white residents. Los Angeles Times, 22 Dec. 2020 Midtown is Milwaukee's largest shopping center, with 408,500 square feet. Tom Daykin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 10 Nov. 2020 California developers announced plans Thursday for building an additional phase of Riverton’s Mountain View Village, the open-air shopping center along 134th South now anchored by Harmons Grocery that opened in 2018. Tony Semerad, The Salt Lake Tribune, 20 Aug. 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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21 Nov 2021

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“Shopping center.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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: a group of shops or stores in one area


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