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Old 05-11-2012, 10:52 PM
 
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We stumbled upon this mall today. Are their others that are similar or even bigger or is Barton kind of the Creme Dela Creme?
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Old 05-11-2012, 10:59 PM
 
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We stumbled upon this mall today. Are their others that are similar or even bigger or is Barton kind of the Creme Dela Creme?

Really? I guess I feel like Barton Creek is an adequate mall, but nothing special. Shopping is as good or better at the Arboretum, the Domain, and Hill Country Galleria.
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Old 05-11-2012, 11:04 PM
 
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There are only two major indoor malls in the Austin area. Barton Creek is a solid notch above Lakeline. You can add the Round Rock Outlet mall to the list that AMJ27 has posted above of outdoor malls.

Lakeline Mall - Cedar Park, TX 78613 | Simon Malls
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Old 05-11-2012, 11:12 PM
 
Location: Avery Ranch, Austin, TX
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Barton Creek or even Lakeline come in MIGHTY handy when it's 104 F outside! While the weather is nice, the others mentioned are attractive open-air 'malls' and offer their own mix of stores(but you found the new Lego store). Now's the time to check them out (before the rain returns next week).
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Old 05-11-2012, 11:27 PM
 
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I had never seen a Croc's store and DH and I wandered through the Lego store!
I prefer the indoors with climate and sun control but maybe in the fall when it is cooler we will venture to an outdoor mall.
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Old 05-11-2012, 11:38 PM
 
Location: Avery Ranch, Austin, TX
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I had never seen a Croc's store and DH and I wandered through the Lego store!
I prefer the indoors with climate and sun control but maybe in the fall when it is cooler we will venture to an outdoor mall.

Yikes! This IS cooler!
Just a little 'welcome to Texas' from the Nat'l Weather Service:
100 Degree Day Information for South Central Texas

MOST 100 DEGREE DAYS IN A YEAR...

AUSTIN MABRY HAD 90 100 DEGREE DAYS, AUSTIN BERGSTROM 74 100 DEGREE DAYS,
DEL RIO 85 100 DEGREE DAYS, AND SAN ANTONIO 57 100 DEGREE DAYS IN 2011.
AUSTIN MABRY MOST 100 DEGREE DAYS IN A YEAR 1898 TO 2011 1. 90 IN 2011 2. 69 IN 1925 3. 68 IN 2009 4. 66 IN 1923 5. 50 IN 2008 6. 42 IN 2000 7. 40 IN 1963 AND 2001 8. 38 IN 1998 9. 34 IN 1924, 1956 AND 2006 10. 33 IN 1951
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Old 05-11-2012, 11:44 PM
 
Location: Hutto, Tx
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I have to agree....it IS cooler. Do it now!
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Old 05-11-2012, 11:46 PM
 
Location: Sugar Land, Texas
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We stumbled upon this mall today. Are their others that are similar or even bigger or is Barton kind of the Creme Dela Creme?
I shop at the Hill Country Galleria most of the time, but if the weather is bad, I will go to Barton Creek.

I've been going to Barton Creek for over a decade now. It seems to be heading in the wrong direction IMO.
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Old 05-12-2012, 06:43 AM
 
Location: Greater NYC
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Yes, Barton Creek Square is just 'eh' but it's the best we've got for indoor (cool) shopping and variety. Honestly, though, it needs and update, better store selection strategy and better space planning.
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Old 05-12-2012, 08:50 AM
 
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LOL at the weather responses. I know right now is cooler by local standards and that the upcoming months will be HOT.

We recently moved here and Barton is the largest, nicest mall I have seen in years. I was inquiring into whether it is the norm. Sounds like for its type, it is the nicest. DD and I are off to do some shopping, we have been to Hill Country Galleria, it was okay. I guess I like the feel of the indoor malls. Thanks for all the suggestions.
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