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

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By creating the outlots, shopping center officials can lease or even sell individual lots to interested developers. Steve Lord, Aurora Beacon-News, "City Council OKs new plans for Aurora University, West Plaza," 29 June 2018 The upscale-Italian eatery is currently under construction in The Holiday Manor shopping center off Brownsboro Road and is expected to open later this year. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, "Calling all grannies! Think you can be the face of this Italian joint?," 26 June 2018 In other cases, shopping center landlords bought back properties, including stores in Springfield and Rockford. Lauren Zumbach,, "Furniture retailers, discounters among retailers claiming former Toys R Us stores," 15 June 2018 That's kinda midway between Trader Joe's and the Chapel Hill shopping center anchored by Central Market. Robert Philpot, star-telegram, "Cane Rosso owner announces that Fort Worth will get a slice of his NY Pizza pie | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 23 May 2018 Along with that one and Park Road Shopping Center, Edens owns the Myers Park shopping center on Providence Road as well as Atherton Mill, the historic manufacturing site in South End that's in the midst of a massive overhaul. Katherine Peralta, charlotteobserver, "This out-of-town developer is shaping the way you shop in Charlotte | Charlotte Observer," 9 May 2018 That is a change from shopping center deals of the past. Jc Reindl, Detroit Free Press, "Commerce Twp. project aims to be blueprint for Amazon-proof retail district," 7 May 2018 Nashville’s homeless population has been crowding into tent cities, church sanctuaries or parking their vehicles in shopping center lots once the sun sets. Tim Craig, Washington Post, "Homeless deaths surge," 13 Apr. 2018 The Chick-fil-A will be a part of the new Meadow Ridge Shops shopping center on the southwest corner of Capitol Drive and Highway 164. Jordyn Noennig, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Chick-fil-A will be coming to Pewaukee in new shopping center on Capitol Drive," 20 Apr. 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of shopping center

: a group of shops or stores in one area

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