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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Collier, with the sledgehammer, crawled through ceiling tiles into a Big Lots store further down the strip mall, at 11672 E. Colonial Dr., Padilla said. Gal Tziperman Lotan,, "Burglar climbed through ceiling tiles into Big Lots store, deputies say," 28 June 2018 Outdoor gear co-op REI, currently located at the Northern Lights Center strip mall in Spenard, has been looking around for a potential new spot for a couple of years. Annie Zak, Anchorage Daily News, "Work has started on a remodel at the Mall at Sears, but the owners aren’t saying who might move in," 1 June 2018 In its heyday, the Goodyear strip mall provided a community gathering place, somewhere to meet Santa, visit a barber or eat at Mom's Cafe, local historian Sally Kiko said. Parker Leavitt, azcentral, "Readers' picks: Worst West Valley eyesores," 16 Feb. 2016 Burger Addict in Renton expanded to a strip mall in Kirkland, with plans to open in Auburn this year. Tan Vinh, The Seattle Times, "Bellevue lands a famous, big-name hot-pot spot and 42 other new openings around the Seattle area," 13 Feb. 2019 Two days later, in a Democratic campaign office at a strip mall in eastern Pennsylvania, a different atmosphere prevailed in the run-up to Mr. Kavanaugh’s nomination. Jonathan Martin, New York Times, "For Midterms, Supreme Court Political Drama Plays to Its Audience," 11 July 2018 This alone puts it among the top five percent of all strip malls in Los Angeles. Rico Gagliano, Los Angeles Magazine, "Filipino Food Gems Are Hiding in Plain Sight in This East Hollywood Strip Mall," 14 Mar. 2018 Fish flags — which fishermen fly over their boats when sailing back to harbor after the day's catch — hang from the second-floor railing of a strip mall in Moiliili. Author: Ligaya Mishan, Anchorage Daily News, "Heading home to Hawaii in search of poke," 10 Jan. 2018 Authorities were trying to determine why Long, who served five years in the Marines and saw combat in Afghanistan as a machine-gunner, opened fire at Borderline, tucked away in a suburban strip mall. Zusha Elinson, WSJ, "Police Probe Motive in Southern California Bar Massacre," 8 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of strip mall

1977, in the meaning defined above

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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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