strip mall


Definition of strip mall 

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

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Rather than traveling the back roads of turn-of-the-century America, competitive eating made the rounds of strip mall parking lots throughout the United States. Alejandro De La Garza, Time, "'I Love Things That Are Absurd.' Meet the Man Who Turned Nathan's Hot Dog-Eating Contest Into a National Obsession," 3 July 2018 The latest is a crisp new branch of the group’s flagship, Bluecoast Seafood Grill, in a strip mall parking lot along Route 1 in Rehoboth. Craig Laban,, "Craig LaBan's first bite of the Delaware beaches | A dining guide," 15 June 2018 Helio Basin is a strip mall joint at Thomas Road and 40th Street with roll-up doors, high tops aplenty and little in the way of decoration save for a cadre of kegs and shipping pallets stacked with beer cans. Dominic Armato, azcentral, "Helio Basin Brewing Co. brings Arizona cuisine to Phoenix brewery, but fascinating menu feels out of place," 6 June 2018 To address Roni’s severe eczema, Hero takes her to a faith healer who also owns a strip mall restaurant, Boy’s BBQ & Karaoke. Anita Felicelli, San Francisco Chronicle, "‘America Is Not the Heart,’ by Elaine Castillo," 25 May 2018 Over a sandwich at a strip mall diner, Mr. Fogle gave a pensive stare and said he was unruffled by the sour views many Phuds had of him. New York Times, "Never Solved, a College Dorm Fire Has Become One Man’s Obsession," 13 Apr. 2018 Located in a strip mall kittycorner from the Drexel Town Square development, Indian Delight is a no-frills restaurant where the food is very good. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "At Indian Delight in Oak Creek, the name fits," 16 Jan. 2018 Strip-mall focus Nearly all of Cato's 1,351 locations are found in strip malls that are anchored by national discount chains such as Walmart. Katherine Peralta, charlotteobserver, "This Charlotte retailer had 'a very disappointing year.' Can it turn things around? | Charlotte Observer," 7 May 2018 Authorities arrested a Kenner man accused of taking part in a shootout at a Loyola Drive strip mall that left one wounded. Michelle Hunter,, "Suspect arrested in Kenner strip mall shootout," 25 Apr. 2018

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1977, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of strip mall

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

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