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strip mall

A shopping mall having a linear configuration; often located along a highway.
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They look like a mini-trash dump in the middle of a mini-mall,'' said Cedric Ingram, a senior lead officer in Sylmar.
In a mini-mall on busy Victory Boulevard at Fulton Avenue in Van Nuys, El Criollo sits inside the end-of-the-building location, which makes it easy to miss.
IN A CRAMPED little Studio City mini-mall where it's often impossible to find a parking space, possibly due to there being four restaurants, a popular bar, a haircutting salon and a handful of other small shops, tiny J.
For the first four years of the development program, Jenkins arranged for the group to use a mini-mall three nights a week.
Wilderness always trumps humankind in Alaska, despite the mini-malls and shiny skyscrapers.
Located in mini-malls and discount stores and sporting catchy slogans like "You're Sick, We're Quick," a new wave of retail health clinics promise to transform a small piece of the health care landscape, according to a report by the California HealthCare Foundation (CHCF).
Someone with an existentialist, or perhaps even situationist, bent might divine in the numberless amateur paintings, produced by weary hausfraus and overworked-and-underpaid middle-management types on their one day off, the epidermal secretions of a desiccated suburban bourgeoisie, condemned t the hell of mini-malls, car pools, multiplexes, and Godard movies.
That they're in mini-malls - where solid citizens shop for hardware and baby clothes - is far from surprising.
Mini-malls and Starbucks don't feed families or pay college tuitions.
Just a block from the fast-food joints and mini-malls that flank busy Topanga Canyon Boulevard, the pavement turns to dirt, neon signs yield to oak trees and the din of car engines is drowned out by the sounds of horses stamping and snorting in their corrals.
THERE ARE CERTAIN small, neighborhood, bargain-priced ethnic eating places, many times located in suburban mini-malls, that make a lasting impression on locals when they open, settle in, do good business, and carry on for years, unknown to the rest of us.