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strip mall

A shopping mall having a linear configuration; often located along a highway.
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It was only a matter of time before this longtime San Fernando Valley resident hit on that Southern California retail phenomenon: the mini-mall.
To Brown, the mini-mall is the perfect setting for her newest TV show, Comedy Central's ``Strip Mall.
Lao, 29, and his three brothers were the first tenants to move into the newly built Maori Plaza in 1987, toward the end of a two-decade mini-mall building frenzy that started in the 1970s on corners where service stations once stood.
They're just relocating - to a mini-mall a few miles away.
Driving the street, Rath points to a large plastic curbside index sign for a Tarzana mini-mall.
People are often surprised that a trout-filled pond exists so close to mini-malls and housing tracts.
The proposed Community Plan will down-zone existing industrial property from light industry to commercial - as if we need more mini-malls and vacant storefronts.
In parts of southwest Houston, ``pho'' or noodle restaurants outnumber doughnut shops in the mini-malls.
In many cases, homes near intersections are just replaced with mini-malls.