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Shopping center

A shopping center is a group of retail businesses built on a site that is planned, developed, owned, and managed as a unit. A regional shopping center, or regional shopping mall, the largest and most dramatic shipping center, has from 50 to more than 100 stores, including 2 or more full-line department stores. It is like a covered mini downtown and attracts customers from a wide area. A community shipping center contains between 15 to 50 retail stores. It normally contains a branch of a department store or variety store, a supermarket, specialty stores, professional offices, and sometimes a bank. Most shopping centers are neighborhood shopping centers or strip malls that generally contain between a5 and 15 stores. They are close and convenient for consumers. They usually contain s supermarket, perhaps a discount store, and several service stores-dry cleaner, drugstore, video-rental store, hard-ware store, local restaurant, or other stores.

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