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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As the deputy was looking at the video, a separate call was dispatched for a theft involving four women at the Old Navy store across the street, in the Boulevard of Box Hill shopping center, according to charging documents. Erika Butler,, "Four women allegedly stole $5,600 worth of merchandise from DSW, Old Navy in Abingdon," 12 Sep. 2019 Related Stories The recent bloodshed — rampages in Texas, in Ohio and at the Gilroy Garlic Festival that together killed 34 people — have intensified public anxiety about trips to places like shopping centers and sporting events. Anna Bauman,, "In wake of mass shootings, noises in malls spark grave fear: ‘In the moment, it felt real.’," 26 Aug. 2019 The new store, located inside the Village Plaza at Bunker Hill shopping center, will employ 85 workers. Paul Takahashi, Houston Chronicle, "Burlington opens store in Houston," 2 Aug. 2019 Wexner, the son of Russian immigrants, started the Limited in 1963 in a Columbus, Ohio, shopping center. Washington Post, "Victoria’s Secret owner retains law firm to review company’s relationship with Jeffrey Epstein," 25 July 2019 Crossroads at Terrell, a new 275,000-square foot shopping center developed around the first Buc-ee's in North Texas, has opened its initial group of stores. Maria Halkias, Dallas News, "First came Buc-ee's, and now small-town Terrell's new big box stores are opening," 23 July 2019 The one shopping center within the district — complete with a Whole Foods and a fast casual diner called Urban Plates — is surrounded by multilane roadways and turns its back on surrounding streets to focus on the central parking lot. John King,, "In Dublin, a transit village near BART offers convenience, not community," 18 July 2019 The location is fantastic: It’s close to walking/bike paths, parks, top schools, shopping center, bus lines and the San Francisco ferry. Bang Staff And Correspondents, The Mercury News, "Sponsored: Coming soon: Garden Isle townhome," 26 June 2019 The historic hotel has areas open to the public, including its Florentine Fountain, lobby, spa, shopping center and restaurants. Catie Wegman,, "Picture perfect: 12 South Florida spots that are sure to make you Instagram famous," 9 July 2019

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First Known Use of shopping center

1898, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of shopping center

: a group of shops or stores in one area

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