Checkout the below list of Top 10 Largest Shopping Malls in America by 2017, Long-gone are the days in which people have to roam the city to purchase different goods. Malls are the one-stop destination for a majority of items. They have gained popularity in recent years due to their convenience and their ambience. They cater to people of all ages from the young to old, and are a perfect hang-out for families and teens. They are the weekend getaway spots these days. Malls are serve the masses with means of entertainment and refreshments. These days, malls are being built in a large area, which also provide space for amusements and entertainment. After a hectic schedule of the week, people love to hang out at the malls and spend their time around. This has been the story of the present generation in almost all parts of the world.
Here is a list of the top 10 largest shopping malls in America:
10. Roosevelt Field, New York
This shopping mall is located in Long Island, New York. It comes in second to Destiny USA mall as the largest shopping mall in New York. There are 270 stores in this mall which include Bloomingdales, JC Penney, Macy’s, Dick’s Sporting Goods, and Neiman Marcus. This mall is well-connected to transportation which include several bus lines such as n15 Long Beach LIRR-Roosevelt Field and n16 Rockville Centre LIRR-Roosevelt Field. Apart from shopping stores, the mall also has dining places which include Asian Chao, Galangal, Melt Shop, Patsy’s Pizzeria, Sarku Japan, Sushi Fuji, Taco Bell, and Wendy’s.
9. Sawgrass Mills, Florida
This mall is a part of Simon Property Groups and is situated in Sunrise, Florida. It opened in 1990 and has been expanded four times after that. It is an outlet mall, and has more than 300 retail outlets. The anchors of the mall are off 5th and Super Target. The mall is divided into three with the main mall “Avenue”, the “Oasis”, and “The Colonnade Outlets at Sawgrass”. The Oasis includes Regal Cinema Theater, Ron Jon Surf Shop, and Nordstrom Rack.
8. Ala Moana Center, Hawaii
This shopping complex is the largest in the state of Hawaii, and is the largest open-air shopping complex in the world. It is located in Honolulu next to Ala Moana Beach Park. In 1959, this mall was the largest in America, but later fell back in line after more recent retail developments. The Makai Market food court was added to the mall in 1987. The most recent expansion was the development of the Mauka wing which is anchored by the store Nordstrom. This mall is one of the most successful malls in America with a 95% occupancy rate. It has yearly sales exceed one billion dollars.
7. The Galleria, Texas
This shopping complex is located in the city of Houston. It is a high-end mall which also consists of an office complex, Westin hotels, and a private health club. It also has an ice rink which runs through a large stretch of the mall. The Galleria is the largest mall in the state of Texas, and its anchoring stores are Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Macy’s. The retail complex has a whopping 35 million visitors yearly and has received the name of the most visited attraction of Greater Houston.
6. Destiny USA, New York
This mall was previously called the Carousel Center and is a super-regional shopping and entertainment complex consisting of six stories. It’s one among the America’s top 10 largest shopping malls 2017. The original name originated from the 1908 Philadelphia Toboggan Company carousel. Destiny USA is located in Syracuse, New York. Anchors of the mall include stores like Macy’s, Best Buy, Forever 21, DSW, and Off 5th. It has a 19-screen movie theater as well as other entertainment options and dining places.
5. Del Amo Fashion Center, California
This shopping complex is located in Torrance, California and is managed by Simon Property Group. The anchor stores of this mall include Macy’s which has two stores, Nordstrom, and Sears. There is a fitness center, full-service restaurants, and AMC theaters located in the mall. A unique fact about this mall is that it was the central site of the film Jackie Brown, it was used as the backdrop fo Bad Santa, and is used for the show Why Him?. The parts of the mall’s most recent reconstruction includes new stores like Kate Spade, J. Crew, and a Victoria’s Secret flagship store.
4. South Coast Plaza, California
This shopping complex is located in Costa Mesa, California, and is a luxury shopping plaza. With about 250 retail stores, the mall has an annual sales of $1.5 billion. The anchors of the mall include Sears, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Bloomindales. This mall has distinctive design elements which include the Bullock’s wing which is angular, Italian ivory marble floors, and pyramid-shaped chandeliers. South Coast Plaza has 24 million visitors annually, and it has received a name of “The Ultimate Shopping Resort”.
3. Aventura Mall, Florida
This mall is a super-regional shopping complex situated in Aventura. Aside from retail stores, the mall is also home to AMC Aventura 24 Theaters. A Rainforest Café which spanned two floors was located in the mall, but was replaced with a H&M store. It is a transit hub between Miami-Dade and Broward County. The anchor stores of the mall are J.C. Penney, Lord and Taylor, Bloomindale’s, and Macy’s.
2. King of Prussia
This mall is a high-end retail complex which has luxury retailers including Lord & Taylor, Macy’s, and Nordstrom. It is situated in southeastern Pennsylvania. The mall’s anchors include Nordstrom, JCPenney, Dick’s Sporting Goods, and Primark. Other than shopping stores, the mall has a variety of international cuisines which include Joe’s Crab Shack, Cheescake Factory, Maggiano’s Little Italy, Grand Lux Café, and Bonefish Grill.
1. Mall of America, Minnesota
The largest mall in America is located in Bloomington, Minnesota. The mall is owned by the Triple Five Group which is owned by the Ghermezian brothers. The mall has several floors which include level one: Nickelodeon Universe and Sea Life Minnesota, level two: restaurants, shopping, level three: two food courts, mini-gulf, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., level four: entertainment, sky deck, and cinema theaters. This mall was a part of the movie Jingle All the Way.
This was the list of the Largest Shopping Malls in the United States of America 2017 that are also popular in the other parts of the world. These have also turned to be the tourist hotspots and commercial centers in the country. These Malls are not just confined for shopping but are also the centers for entertainment. Although there is a major influence of online shopping these days, the trend set by the malls won’t be vanished even in the years to come.