Farther down the West Wing, still within Neighborhood 1-The Fashion District at Potomac Mills, are the Tommy Hilfiger Company Store and Nordstrom Rack. Community centers comprised more than 45% of shopping centers and feature neighborhood-serving amenities such as grocery stores and dry cleaners. In the same decade, the real estate developers started to discover the huge potential and high efficiency of combing shopping malls with other programmes like residential housing, offices and hotels to make money.
For designer brands at affordable prices, look no further than Doral’s Dolphin Mall It’s Miami’s largest outlet shopping center with more than 240 stores including Calvin Klein Factory Outlet, Last Call by Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue’s Off 5th and Tommy Hilfiger Company Store.
Among the many other names on the Largest Mall(s) of America include South Coast Plaza which is located in Costa Mesa, California, Millcreek Mall in Erie, Pennsylvania, Aventura Mall located in Aventura, Florida, Sawgrass Mills in Sunrise, Florida, The Galleria in Houston, Texas, Roosevelt Field Mall in Garden City, New York, Woodfield Mall located in Schaumburg Illinois, and many others.
The new residents thus had to form their own communities in the newly built environment composed mainly of residential towers, podium-top gardens, shopping malls and the leisure facilities provided by the government like the swimming pools, tennis courts and basketball playgrounds.
In the late 2000s, the malls began to dominate and engulf the street lives and communities of every part of the city. Ibn Battuta Mall gets its name from the explorer, and the mall’s six courts source design inspiration from Andalusia, Tunisia, Egypt, Persia, India and China, the regions in which he travelled.