strip mall


Definition of strip mall

: a long usually one-story building or group of buildings housing several adjacent retail stores or service establishments

Examples of strip mall in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Skernivitz was working undercover with informant Scott Dingess when two teens and adult gunned them both down behind a strip mall near the intersection of West 65th Street and Storer Avenue, investigators said. Olivia Mitchell, cleveland, "Watch memorial service for slain Cleveland police detective James Skernivitz," 11 Sep. 2020 Harris stopped at Amaize, a Venezuelan fast-casual restaurant in a strip mall a few blocks from President Donald Trump’s golf resort in Doral. David Smiley And Alex Daugherty,, "Kamala Harris makes unannounced visit to Doral, home to Miami’s Venezuelan community," 10 Sep. 2020 Amazon's first Fresh store is a 35,000 square foot traditional supermarket, opening in a strip mall in Woodland Hills, California, next to a See's Candy. Jefferson Graham, USA TODAY, "Amazon Fresh opens first supermarket in Los Angeles with checkout in cart," 27 Aug. 2020 Eric Carlson has been promoted to executive director of the theater, which turned a space in a strip mall into an important part of the Twin Cities theater scene during its 12-year history. Chris Hewitt, Star Tribune, "Big changes at small theaters," 26 Aug. 2020 On Broken Land Parkway, there’s another strip mall proposed and on Snowden River Parkway a mega gas station and car wash., "Letters: Investigate before criticizing teachers during coronavirus pandemic; and more from readers | READER COMMENTARY," 11 Aug. 2020 Bands played in a big warehouse that had been converted to a skate park, or a small club in a strip mall abutting a Pizza Hut, or various firehouses and American Legion halls, and occasionally someone’s backyard. Eryn Loeb, Longreads, "On Watching Boys Play Music," 10 Aug. 2020 In 2010, Oportun obtained its first batch of operating licenses in Texas and now has 80 grocery store kiosks and strip mall storefronts in more than a dozen counties across the state. Perla Trevizo, ProPublica, "The Loan Company That Sued Thousands of Low-Income Latinos During the Pandemic," 31 Aug. 2020 Undercover police then met the seller at a strip mall between North and Western avenues in the major Midwestern hub. Spencer Neale, Washington Examiner, "Undercover police bust Chicago man allegedly selling $2,700 sweater stolen during riots," 21 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of strip mall

1977, in the meaning defined above

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15 Sep 2020

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“Strip mall.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of strip mall

US : a long building that is divided into separate shops which usually have outside entrances and which share a parking lot

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