An outdoor mall, usually featuring very upscale and pricey fashion stores, specialty stores, restaurants, and other trendy places. Can range in size from 10 to 100+ stores. Usually features nice architecture, brick walkways, chic lighting, and water features. Highly popular in upscale suburban/urbane areas in the Sunbelt and increasingly in the Midwest.
Hey, i'm going to check out that new lifestyle center they just built off the highway. They've got an Abercrombie & Fitch and everything!
by acb November 15, 2005