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“Interesting Shops Restaurants, and Strolling areas”

Historic Downtown Mall
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New orleans
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220 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Interesting Shops Restaurants, and Strolling areas”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

With friends and family we met on the mall for lunch and specific shopping: books and craft items.
Even though we were there a day after a big snow storm accompanied by power outages, the mall was largely in operation. Henry's accommodated a table for eight with two children. Food was good, but the service and hospitality exceptional. The antiquarian book store had a first edition of The catcher in the Rye and a shop had exceptionally well designed ties. The aura of the outdoor mall was that of a place where people were happy to be about.

Visited March 2013
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Richmond, Virginia
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30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“This is a summer place only”
Reviewed March 9, 2013 via mobile

The shops really stink. If my fiancée can't find something to buy, trust me, it's really bad. . The cafes in summer are great and always fun to walk around. Entertainment can also be good.. But the shops need to go and try another venue.. At least it feels safer there, so cops have done s good job.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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104 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Great place to get it all done!”
Reviewed January 4, 2013

Shopping, Eating, Drinking, exploring. This cute pedestrian mall has it all, and it's enjoyable even if you just want to walk around. Bookstores, eateries, bars, boutiques fill the streets in downtown Charlottesville. Outdoor dining is available in most of the restaurants along with street vendors up and down the street.

Visited December 2012
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norman, ok
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115 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Very nice outdoor mall and pedisterian area”
Reviewed December 18, 2012

We walked around the outdoor mall for awhile and really enjoyed it. The layout is very nice. The street has been converted into seating for restaurants and there were street vendors set up. A charming area to wander around. We were touring moreso than shopping, but we did go in Vivian's and loved shopping there. Neat handcrafted items.

Visited December 2012
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Greenville, South Carolina
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great outdoor shopping and wandering”
Reviewed November 26, 2012

The downtown mall in Charlottesville is filled with all sorts of eclectic and unique shops and restaurants. From book stores to toy stores, cards and gifts there's something for everyone. Stop for gelato and wander up and down the bricks.

Visited November 2012
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