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Malls, alfresco

Quaint stores, shaded walkways, and grass update shopping centers

By Emily Shartin
Globe Staff / August 4, 2005

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The roof is coming off the shopping mall. In the mall's latest incarnation, trees line the walkways. The buildings are one or two stories high, and are designed to look quaint. Shoppers sit down for meals, their tables shaded by umbrellas. Some can even stroll across the grass to their nearby homes. (Full article: 986 words)

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