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  1. strip mallnoun

    a mercantile establishment consisting of a row of various stores and business and restaurants along a road or busy street; usually opening on a parking lot


  1. strip mallnoun

    A shopping center consisting of a row of stores, typically with a parking lot in front, usually outdoors and along a road.


  1. Strip mall

    A strip mall, strip center or strip plaza is a type of shopping center common in North America where the stores are arranged in a row, with a sidewalk in front. Strip malls are typically developed as a unit and have large parking lots in front. Many of them face major traffic arterials and tend to be self-contained with few pedestrian connections to surrounding neighborhoods. Smaller strip malls may be called mini-malls, while larger ones may be called power centers or big box centers. In 2013, The New York Times reported that the United States had 65,840 strip malls. In 2020, The Wall Street Journal wrote that in the United States, despite the continuing retail apocalypse starting around 2010, investments and visitor numbers were increasing to strip malls.In the United Kingdom and Ireland, strip malls are called retail parks or retail outlets. They are usually located on the outskirts of most towns and cities, and serve as an alternative to the High Street in the UK or Main Street in Ireland. Retail parks have become popular due to the widespread use of cars and the ability to park close to the shops as opposed to the High Street, which is usually pedestrianised. In Australia, "strip shops" or "shopping strip" describes a line of independent shops and buildings along the principal streets of a city or suburban area, which are not set back from the pavement (sidewalk) and do not have dedicated car parking spaces.


  1. strip mall

    A strip mall, also known as a shopping plaza, strip center or mini-mall, is a type of shopping center that is typically located in suburban areas. It's characterized by its "strip" or linear configuration, with stores and businesses arranged in a row along a busy street, with on-site parking usually located in front of the stores. Strip malls are usually smaller and less extensive than traditional shopping malls.


  1. Strip Mall

    Strip Mall is a situation comedy that aired on Comedy Central from June 2000 until March 2001. The series, a spoof of prime time soap operas, was set in Van Nuys, California which is series star/creator/executive producer Julie Brown's hometown. The titular "Strip Mall" was the fictional Plaza del Toro. Brown starred as Tammi Tyler, an ex-child actress who at 12 had stabbed her adult co-star to death after eating a cupcake laced with PCP. Now, as an adult,Tammi worked as a waitress at the Funky Fox, a bar located in the Plaza del Toro. One of her fellow employees was Patti the barmaid. In the series premiere Tammi married the owner of Starbrite Cleaners, Harvey Krudup, who she thought was worth millions, but realized that Starbrite's lone location was at the Plaza. For the rest of the show's run Tammi would try to end her marriage.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of strip mall in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of strip mall in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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  1. Lisa Pruitt:

    They ought to do something - tear it down, make it a strip mall.

  2. Shane Shook:

    To do a' pump-and-dump' operation, Daniel Cohen no longer need 30 people behind phones in a strip mall.

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