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Old 11-13-2008, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM - Summerlin, NV
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The two malls in Albuquerque i love are Cottonwood and Coronado, my favorite was Winrock until it closed, Coronado used to be the biggest mall in America in the 60's and early 70's.. but those days are long gone..

but were going to be home to one of the largest outdoor malls in America!

THE WINROCK CENTER
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Old 11-13-2008, 10:52 PM
 
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Minneapolis - Mall of America (largest mall in the country)
Philadelphia - King of Prussia (2nd largest mall in the country)
Orange County/LA- South Coast Plaza (3rd)
Erie, Pennsylvania - Millcreek Mall (4th)
Miami/Fort Lauderdale - Aventura Mall (5th)
Miami/Fort Lauderdale - Sunrise Mall (6th)
Houston - The Galleria (7th)
New York/Long Island - Roosevelt Mall (8th)
Chicago - Woodfield Mall (9th)
New York/Rockland County - Palisades Center (10th)

Phipps, Lennox, and NorthPark aren't even in the top 20.
Size isn't everything... no one said Phipps is big, Phipps is however extremely nice (architecture/design wise) and very exclusive. There isn't a store in that mall that the average person would shop at or even afford.

Also, Atlanta doesn't show up on lists because the Buckhead shopping center is purposefully split into two malls, Lenox and Phipps. But they are owned by the same company and they are right across the street from each other. This is right in the middle of skyscrapers not out in the middle of nowhere - they need two separate buildings. If you combine Lenox and Phipps they contain 2.32 million sq. ft. and would be the 7th largest in America.

Not only that, Lenox and Phipps together currently have the highest concentration of upscale stores anywhere in America. The difference between these malls and most huge destination malls is that they don't stick in a JC Penny for the average Joe's.

As far as Atlanta goes, Lenox, Phipps, and Perimeter are the nice malls, while Mall of Georgia is the big family fun type mall. Perimeter is an upscale mall similar to Lenox (it's actually bigger), a couple of miles north in the surburbs.

Other than that though yeah in Atlanta it's mainly cookie cutter malls of varying types, from dilapidated in Union City to suburban family paradise in Alpharetta.
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Old 11-14-2008, 01:13 AM
 
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I thought I would showcase San Antonio shopping since it's probably not known as a shopping destination.

San Antonio also has it's share of malls and shopping destinations. From the scores of upscale new outdoor malls/mixed use developments under construction, to the exsisting 13 plus medium-large regional malls.

A few examples for San Antonio

Shops La Cantera











Quarry Market



North Star Mall the oldest



Rivercenter Mall & downtown street level shopping.







just a few examples of new shopping under construction in old San Antonio. Easily Over 15 million sq feet of retail under construction.

the Elian
Elian project decidedly upscale - San Antonio local news and shopping at ClickitSA.com
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The Town Center as Alamo Ranch San Antonio, Texas


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Old 11-14-2008, 05:53 AM
 
Location: NJ
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me too, but i think i would enjoy mall of america
i was very unimpressed by the mall of america. it's really just a huge mall looks like any other mall in the US, minus the size.
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Old 11-14-2008, 11:03 AM
 
Location: St.Louis,MO
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st.louis has 3 galleria,chesterfield mall,and st.louis mills
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Old 11-14-2008, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
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i was very unimpressed by the mall of america. it's really just a huge mall looks like any other mall in the US, minus the size.
Yeah, architecturally speaking it's not really that impressive. It's just huge and it's constantly crowded. My friends that go to school up there hate going to MOA. They call it a "s--t show". Haha! I prefer Southdale Mall in nearby Edina.

My favorite malls are Park Meadows and Flatiron Crossing, both in Denver.
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Old 11-14-2008, 12:45 PM
 
Location: LaSalle Park / St. Louis
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Malls suck. Full of average stores, corporate owned or franchised. Go to individual shop keepers for better selection.
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Old 11-15-2008, 03:52 AM
 
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The two malls in Albuquerque i love are Cottonwood and Coronado, my favorite was Winrock until it closed, Coronado used to be the biggest mall in America in the 60's and early 70's.. but those days are long gone..

but were going to be home to one of the largest outdoor malls in America!

THE WINROCK CENTER

why did it close?
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Old 11-15-2008, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Princeton, New Jersey
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If you go to the Mall of America, then you will know that it's only exciting for 15 minutes.
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Old 11-15-2008, 10:38 AM
 
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Largest Malls by retail space List of largest shopping malls in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Best Malls according to hotels by city.com
Top Ten Shopping Malls - HotelsByCity.net

Some local Chicagoland Favorites

Woodfield Mall
Gurnee Mills
Orland Square Mall
Oakbrook Mall
Wow, Arizona Mills is number 2 on that list, never would of thought that, but then again i hate going to malls.
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