strip mall

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strip mall

A shopping mall having a linear configuration; often located along a highway.
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Through their well-honed plan, the couple showed financiers that their small coiffing operation could compete in the commercial downtown sector of Paterson, N.J., where mom-and-pop shops were increasingly being overshadowed by mini-malls.
Try these places and then try a few on your own, but remember not to judge books by their covers: some of Los Angeles's best food is found in mini-malls.
The city's cafes are looking increasingly less like the Paris that Washington's visionary planner, Pierre L'Enfant, imagined, and more and more like mini-malls.
Wilderness always trumps humankind in Alaska, despite the mini-malls and shiny skyscrapers.