strip mall

(redirected from Strip malls)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.

strip mall

A shopping mall having a linear configuration; often located along a highway.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
Then he posted an ad in the local paper renaming the strip mall the Toronto Iranian Plaza.
Strip mall tenants have taken advantage of lower rents by trading up to better spaces within their existing centers, moving into new centers, or moving into large malls.
Perhaps it's not surprising that LaFayette likes strip malls--he is completing the second phase of his $600,000 strip mall at Fifth and Western in Wenatchee called Western Hills Center.
We kind of like the simplicity of a strip mall: Drive your car, park in front, pick up your pet food and your payday loan and be on your way.
Saul Lemke, CEO of RFC Franchising, LLC., the Indianapolis-based parent company to Ritter's, said: "We believe that the future of the Ritter's Frozen Custard brand lies in building both our newly developed freestanding stores and our attractive new strip mall option.
Because the stretch of Highway 35 from the earlier exit to my parents' street in Middletown is nonstop sprawl: strip mall after strip mall, fast-food joint after fast-food joint, kwik mart after kwik mart, gas station after gas station, condo development after condo development.
Richard Rosenblatt, a management assistant with the Baltimore County Police Department who helped design the survey, says that weighting the survey -- to take into account the volume of shopping at each location -- shows that strip malls lost the largest percentage of business due to security concerns (12.8 percent), and also had the fewest customers overall -- "a double whammy."
Commercial Properties Development Corp., which owns and operates eight malls on the island, is investing US$22 million in building two strip malls outside the San Juan metro area.
"If those open lands become golf courses and subdivisions and strip malls, it's a lost cause," Pelton says.
There's a feeling you get when you look to the west: that sinking feeling brought on by tract housing in the desert, suburban strip malls, Disneyland/Hollywood, military/industrial complexes, and mustachioed cops.
No longer do they restrict themselves, as they once did, to specific fixed area--say within 100 miles of their home base--or to focusing on specific types of structures 'manufacturing plants or strip malls or office buildings.
And, although they did not know it, they were slowly destroying the empty sea that they floated on, turning the frontier bit by bit into something very like memory, until civilization was everywhere - strip malls and Stuckeys and suburbs for as far as the eye could see.